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Radon Radioactivity What You Need to Know

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If you’re a homeowner, you might be surprised to know that a deadly gas is located in your house. It’s called radon. Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is also radioactive. Its radioactivity did not come to the public’s attention until 1984, when a worker at a nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania was found to be contaminated with radioactivity. It was determined that the radioactivity was caused by radon in his home.

The link between high concentrations of radon and lung cancer is well-known. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Surgeon General’s office have stated that there are an estimated 20,000 lung cancer deaths caused by radon each year. The EPA also stated that one in three homes in seven studied states and three Indian lands had high enough radon co

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