Does Radon really cause lung cancer?

Yes, Radon is a class A human carcinogen, which means there is actual evidence that exposure to radon causes lung cancer in humans. The National Academy of Science's Sixth Committee on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Gradation (BEIR VI) study reaffirmed USEPA's risk estimate for radon exposure. In addition to USEPA, Radon's risk is recognized by the: American Medical Association, U.S. Center for Disease Control, American Lung Association, World Health Organization and many others.

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1. Is there Radon in the Tazewell County Area?
2. Can I test for Radon myself?
3. Does Radon really cause lung cancer?
4. Do people in Illinois take Radon seriously?
5. My house doesn't have a basement, could I still have high Radon levels?
6. If my house has a high Radon level, is there anything I can do about it?
7. What causes indoor air problems?
8. How does indoor air affect your health?
9. Does your home have an indoor air quality (IAQ) problem?
10. Which of the following are pollutant sources?
11. What can I do to improve the air in my home?
12. Do schools need to test for radon?