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Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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All Bloomington, IN Citizens at Risk of Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer and Radon Gas MitigationWhen you hear of lung cancer, a lot of preconceived ideas come to mind. Obviously the person diagnosed was a chain smoker. Obviously the person had been smoking several packs every single day of their life started very early. Although these statements may seem to be true to most, new research shows that more than one out of every seven people diagnosed with lung cancer may have never touched a cigarette in their entire life.

This must seem like a giant mystery. How did these people in Bloomington get diagnosed with lung cancer if they have never smoked a single cigarette? Radon gas has been proven to cause lung cancer, and research shows that it comprises 16% of all lung cancer cases. Doctors are now stating that radon gas is one of the top 10 things to be concerned with as far as cancer, as studies have found it has contributed to 20,000 deaths annually. Radon gas mitigation has been a proven effective method for reducing the levels of radon gas in your home, and therefore reducing your risk of lung cancer.

Radon Gas Mitigation in Bloomington

We all know that there are a multitude of pesticides and chemicals that are stated to cause cancer. It seems like every day you hear of a headline claiming some common household item has been thought to cause cancer. While these household items, non-organic farming methods, and chemicals placed inside our food lack long term research, there is no certainty whether or not many of them are dangerous. Of course, if you do not want to take any chances, eating natural foods, and avoiding chemicals are always good practice.

Where radon gas is different is the proven nature of its health effects. We all know that radiation causes cancer, and radon gas causes radiation. Therefore it is common knowledge that radon gas is dangerous to your health in high concentrations. The only thing up for debate is the actual number of related cases of lung cancer that are caused by this horrible gas, which studies are proving to be right around 16%.

Radon gas mitigation can dramatically reduce the levels of radon in your Bloomington home, and ensure that you are at a lower risk to have lung cancer. As stated previously, we know that radon gas causes lung cancer, but personally I believe there is a chance it may cause other cancers as well. Standing in a radioactive gas causes lung cancer as it is inhaled, but it makes sense that a radioactive gas could also cause damage to your skin, and other parts of your body to which it is exposed. Having a professional treat your home with proven radon gas mitigation methods can make your home a safe haven from this horrible gas. Do not become another statistic of lung cancer, and contact S.W.A.T. Environmental today.