Things About Lung Cancer Doctors Wish You Knew

Beware of radon


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There are things every homeowner should know about radon testing. “Radon, a colorless and odorless gas present in soil and fairly common in the United States, is the second leading cause of lung cancer,” Dr. Sands says. When radon becomes trapped in enclosed spaces such as the low floors of homes and basements, it can cause radon levels to increase to unhealthy amounts. “It is important to test radon levels, and kits are available at hardware stores and often through state departments of public health,” Dr. Sands says.



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