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How can radon affect your body?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Lung cancer

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas.
Concentration can be high indoors where it is slow to dissipate. It is responsible for 21000 lung ca deaths/year in US, 2900 in non-smokers. Second highest risk after smoking. It comes from the decay of naturally occurring uranium and thorium in soil.

In brief: Lung cancer

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas.
Concentration can be high indoors where it is slow to dissipate. It is responsible for 21000 lung ca deaths/year in US, 2900 in non-smokers. Second highest risk after smoking. It comes from the decay of naturally occurring uranium and thorium in soil.
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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