Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Risk of Radon Induced Lung Cancer is Manageable

http://www.who.int/ionizing_radiation/env/en/


CONTACT:

Calvin Murphy

Southern Illinois Radon Awareness Task Force

618-204-5545

Email: info@silradon.org

Website: www.silradon.org



Risk of Radon Induced Lung Cancer is Manageable



Mt Vernon, IL - January 13, 2009 - The United States Environmental
Protection Agency - USEPA- has proclaimed January as National Radon Action
Month. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. It is
an odorless, colorless, tasteless, radioactive gas. The World Health
Organization has stated that world-wide, radon accounts for 43 % of an
individual's average annual radiation exposure.

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