Radon Risks in Homes Way Overblown

acshlogo“Don’t Fear Radon Concerns at Home; They’re Overblown,” By Gil Ross.Untitled-2
There is fear circulating about the risk of lung cancer due to inhaled radon gas, as a result of the widespread publicity given to studies that link lung cancer incidence to radon concentration using a “linear no-threshold” (LNT) model. This model — which many scientists say is baseless and should be scrapped — predicts an alarming excess of cancers, even at low radon levels. Little publicity, however, has been given to the studies that actually measured home radon levels and examined the lung cancer incidence of the residents. And that should change. Read more.

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