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Does radon cause lung cancer?

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Radon is the second most common cause of lung cancer, after tobacco smoke. Radon is an invisible, odorless, radioactive gas that can build up in homes.

SOURCES:

Environmental Protection Agency: "A Citizen's Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon," "EPA Map of Radon Zones."

National Cancer Institute: "Radon and Cancer."

American Cancer Society: "Radon and Cancer."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on April 21, 2019

SOURCES:

Environmental Protection Agency: "A Citizen's Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon," "EPA Map of Radon Zones."

National Cancer Institute: "Radon and Cancer."

American Cancer Society: "Radon and Cancer."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on April 21, 2019

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