Published in Genetics and Environmental Health Week, January 12th, 2005
Radon gas emissions contain radioactive particles that disperse naturally outdoors, but can build up in indoor environments. Most of the radon we breathe is exhaled immediately, but some of the particles can attach themselves to the lungs, exposing them to damaging levels of radiation.
Researchers analyzed 7148 cases of lung cancer and 14,208 controls (people who had not developed lung cancer) across Europe. In the largest study of its kind, they examined radon...
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