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How Does Radon Cause Lung Cancer? 

Radon decays into radioactive particles that can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As they break down further, these particles release small bursts of energy. This energy damages lung tissue and can lead to lung cancer over the course of your lifetime.

Radon Gas and Lung Cancer

Radon Gas and Lung Cancer 

Radon Gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, second only to smoking. Radon decays into radioactive particles that can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As they break down further, these particles release small bursts of energy. This energy damages lung tissue and can lead to lung cancer over the course of your lifetime.

Table of Contents 

  1. What is Lung Cancer? 
  2. Reduce your Risk of Radon Induced Lung Cancer
  3. Schedule a Free Mitigation Estimate

What is Lung Cancer?Radon Gas and Lung Cancer in Ohio

Lung Cancer occurs when cancerous cells invade the lungs and destroy the healthy cells in the lung tissues and air passages. Unlike normal cells, cancer cells grow without any order or control. As the cancer cells accumulate, they begin to form into a tumor.

Once the tumor grows, it will start to impede the lungs ability to function properly. The cancerous cells may break away from the tumor, traveling through the bloodstream and forming other tumors throughout other parts of the body. 

This process may take several years to develop. The pre-cancerous changes in the lungs may not cause any symptoms or show up on an X-Ray. 

How to Lower the Risk of Lung Cancer from Exposure to Radon

Radon carries risk, even at or below the recommended action level. The risk of Lung Cancer increases exponentially with higher long-term average radon levels.

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Professional installation of a Radon Removal system draws radon gas from beneath the foundation of the home to be directly vented outside without having a chance to re-enter.

Radon Eliminator has a team of licensed Mitigation Specialists who have the ability to install a radon removal system to lower the radon gas concentration levels in your home. 

We offer a free radon mitigation quote to all homeowners as well as discounted radon testing to determine the radon levels in your home. 

Contact us today for your free Radon quote! 

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Topics: Radon and Lung Cancer