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New Radon Study
A new study finds a direct link between radon in homes and lung
cancer. Read the Desktop Summary (PDF,
1 page, 17KB About PDF)
U.S. Surgeon General, Richard Carmona, Issues New National Health Advisory
The Surgeon General of the United States has issued a Health Advisory
warning Americans about the health risk from exposure to radon in indoor
air. The Nation’s Chief Physician urged Americans to test their
homes to find out how much radon they might be breathing. Dr.
Carmona also stressed the need to remedy the problem as soon as possible
when the radon level is 4 pCi/L or more. Dr. Carmona noted that
more than 20,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer each year.
You can view the Surgeon General's press release here.
Federal Housing Commissioner takes action on radon
Dr. John C. Weicher, the Federal Housing Commissioner has issued a
radon gas and mold Notice (H 2004-08) requiring that a release agreement
(HUD-9548-E) be included in all sales contracts for HUD-acquired single
family properties. The agreement notifies purchasers of the potential
health problems caused by exposure to radon and some molds.
National Radon Results - 1985-2003 (updated version of 1985-1999
*The National Radon Results: 1985 to 1999 report has been
updated to reflect more recent data through 2003. A full update to the
report, now called Progress in Reducing the Risk From Radon in
America’s Homes has been drafted and will be posted here when
7pgs., 200KB About PDF).
Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes
The Agency has updated the estimates of lung cancer risks from indoor
radon based on the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) report on
radon, the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR) VI Report.
These new estimates will be used to update estimated lung cancer risks
from radon in various publications. Read
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