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Is radon poisoning serious?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Radon poisoning is very serious. In many countries, including the United States, it is the second most common cause of lung cancer, and the leading cause of lung cancer in people who do not smoke. Experts have estimated that radon poisoning is responsible for 15,000-22,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States. Radon poisoning causes between three and 14 percent of all lung cancers worldwide. Fortunately, radon poisoning does not seem to produce any other health problems.

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