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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is radon gas and how is it linked to cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Inert element

This is a bi-product of radioactive elements in the earth.
In the past, it was inhaled by uranium miners, and increased their risk of lung cancer from smoking. There was an enormous hoopla over radon in homes in the late 20th century, with very weak scientific evidence mandating very expensive interventions, ordinary folks bearing huge costs. Thankfully this seems to be ending.

In brief: Inert element

This is a bi-product of radioactive elements in the earth.
In the past, it was inhaled by uranium miners, and increased their risk of lung cancer from smoking. There was an enormous hoopla over radon in homes in the late 20th century, with very weak scientific evidence mandating very expensive interventions, ordinary folks bearing huge costs. Thankfully this seems to be ending.
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