Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless, cancer-causing inert gas created by the natural radioactive breakdown of uranium and radium in soil, rock and water. When radon is inhaled, alpha decay particles get attached to our lungs where they can cause damage and eventually, cause cancer. The World Health Organization (WHO), the National Academy of Sciences, the US Department of Health and Human Services, as well as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have all classified radon as a class A carcinogen (tobacco products are in the same class as radon). Carcinogens are described as a substance that can cause cancer in living tissue (including humans and pets) with prolonged exposure. Radon is the #2 cause of lung cancer, only behind smoking.
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