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Invisible and Odorless, Radon Poses Risks to Lungs
Date:3/12/2011

ll and who won't.

Experts do know, though, that radon exposure combined with smoking raises the risk. It goes down when radon levels are curtailed and smoking ends.

The agency also notes that children have been found to be at greater risk than adults for some cancers linked to radiation. Whether that holds true for radon, though, is unclear.

SOURCES: Michael Thun, M.D., vice president, epidemiology and surveillance research, American Cancer Society; Kristy Miller, spokeswoman, Indoor Environments Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


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