Does radon cause lung cancer?
All major national and international organizations that have examined the health risks of radon agree that radon increases the risk of lung cancer in humans.
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer overall.
It is estimated to cause between 15,000 and 22,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the U.S.
For smokers, the risk of lung cancer is further increased by exposure to radon because of the synergistic effects of radon and smoking.
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Dr. Anita Bennett MD – Health Tip Content Editor
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