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Nobody Is Addicted to Radon

March 23, 2017

Exposure to radon gas is responsible for around 2000 lung cancer deaths in the UK every year, however many of these would have been preventable had there been a wider knowledge about the dangers of radon. Dr Aaron Goodarzi, Canada Research Chair in Genome Damage and Instability Disease, says, “The first time most people realise they […]

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World Cancer Day 2015 – Radon Can Cause Lung Cancer

February 4, 2015

Wednesday 4th February 2015 is World Cancer Day. Few people realise that a naturally occurring gas that can accumulate unnoticed within buildings is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the UK, and the leading cause of the disease in non-smokers. Radon-induced lung cancer claims over 1000 lives in the UK every year, yet […]

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Cancer Research UK: Lung Cancer is Not Just A Smoker’s Disease

July 19, 2013

The Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK has stated that lung cancer should no longer be seen as just a ‘smoker’s disease’ because research shows that one in five new lung cancer cases have nothing to do with smoking. The Telegraph reports that Dr Harpal Kumar, the charity’s chief executive, said  “It is not so […]

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