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|Main Title||A citizen's guide to radon : the guide to protecting yourself and your family from radon.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division,|
|Report Number||EPA 402/K-12/002|
|Subjects||Radon--Safety measures--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Radon--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Housing and health--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Indoor air pollution--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc|
|Additional Subjects||Radon ; Citizen guide ; Radioactive gas ; Testing ; Reduction systems|
|Collation||15 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm|
You cant see radon. And you cant smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. Thats because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S. It can get into any type of building - homes, offices, and schools - and result in a high indoor radon level. But you and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.
Cover title. "EPA 402/K-12/002." "May 2012."