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Lung cancer risk from radon in homes found

Posted on Aug 14, 2009 in Cancer

Even low exposure to odorless gas could be dangerous, report suggestsupdated 1:21 p.m. ET, Tues., July 21, 2009 VIENNA – New studies have found direct evidence of a lung cancer risk from the presence of colorless, odorless radon gas in many homes, a United Nations committee said in a report released Tuesday. Officials on the U.N. Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) said the finding provided the first quantifiable evidence of the risk in homes from radon, long seen as a potential health risk. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other agencies were...

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