November Is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month - Radon Causes Over 21,000 Lung Cancer Deaths Annually

Top Quote Radon gas causes over 21,000 lung cancer deaths annually in the U.S. During National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the American Lung Association encourages Americans to test for this potentially deadly radioactive gas. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 28, 2011 - According to the World Health Organization's mortality statistics for 2010, and startling statistic about an in-home health hazard became apparent. According to the EPA, radon gas caused over 21,000 lung cancer deaths annually in the U.S. In perspective to other health issues, radon gas caused more deaths in 2010 than drunk driving, house fires, and carbon monoxide poisoning.

    The American Lung Association is urging the U.S. media to assist in creating awareness of this silent killer during November, National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Almost every county in the United States have potential radon issues. According to the American Lung Association, every home in the U.S. should be tested for this deadly radioactive gas, regardless of geographic location, foundation type, age of home, or any other building factors.

    SWAT Environmental is the nation's leading provider of radon mitigation services. They are also helping increase radon gas awareness by providing discounted radon testing options and radon mitigation services in the month of November. For more information about radon gas and the process of radon mitigation, please contact SWAT Environmental at 1-800-667-2366 or visit the SWAT Environmental website at

    Please help this very worthy cause by writing an article of running a news story about the radon gas issue. Together, we can work toward saving thousands of lives in 2011. You can learn more about radon gas and National Lung Cancer Awareness Month at:

    Michael Anderson, Program Director
    Environmental Health Committee

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