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In PA, levels of radon, a known carcinogen, rising since 2004, when fracking started: Hopkins

Newswise — Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say that levels of radon in Pennsylvania homes – where 42 percent of readings surpass what the U.S. government considers safe – have been on the rise since 2004, around … Continue reading

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Radon’s link to lung cancer

Newswise — Each year, radon kills more people than home fires, drowning, falls or drunk driving. It is the number one cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers, taking some 21,000 lives annually. Even though there are plenty of ways to … Continue reading

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Radon biggest lung cancer cause after smoking

TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - It is a normal reaction to try and avoid danger when we see it.  When faced with a hazardous object it is reasonable to stay away from it or, if possible, to remove it. … Continue reading

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Toxins in common household products: concern is high, knowledge low

BURLINGTON, VT-(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2012) - Nearly two-thirds of all Americans (64%) say they are “concerned” or “very concerned” about potentially harmful chemicals and petroleum-based ingredients found in everyday personal care, household cleaning, laundry and baby care products, according … Continue reading

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Environmental toxicant effects reach down through three generations

A Washington State University researcher has demonstrated that a variety of environmental toxicants can have negative effects on not just an exposed animal but the next three generations of its offspring. The animal’s DNA sequence remains unchanged, but the compounds … Continue reading

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Radon, skin cancer link suggested in new study

A new study published this week suggests that a link may exist between radon exposure and non-melanoma skin cancer. Researchers from the European Centre for Environment & Human Health (part of the Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry) have detected … Continue reading

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