Most of us have heard the phrase, "If you have lungs, you can get lung cancer."
Many of us also know the number one cause of lung cancer is cigarette smoke.
Fewer people know about radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.
Fortunately, we are seeing more and more efforts encouraging radon testing in homes and schools.
High radon levels have been detected throughout the country, putting millions of people in danger.
What gets even less attention, though, is the effect of radon on animals.
If you own a pet, then you want to do everything that you can to protect it from harm. Pets are members of the family, and our pets spend a great deal of time inside the home.
This means that they are vulnerable to any dangers that lurk in your home as well, which certainly includes radon gas.
Radon is a potential danger for everyone. Read our blog post: "Woman with Terminal Lung Cancer Urgest Ohio Schools to Test for Radon."
In the article below, we will take a look at the effect radon gas has on our pets, and more specifically, our cats and dogs.