13 responses to “Radon: a preventable cause of lung cancer”

  1. Last time I looked this up a couple of years ago there were studies in some countries showing radon was associated with lower cancer rates, but higher in others, and that the pooled results show no effect worldwide. Seems like the reason there is very limited uptake on this is that our best evidence is that this isn’t an actual issue.

  2. Thank you for this article – I recall reading about the implication of radon in lung cancer during medical school, so I’m glad to read your article on the subject matter.

  3. Good info thanks. I was aware but the links are useful

  4. Thank you for this topic. I now have more information on how best to introduce the topic of Radon exposure and the risk of lung cancer to my patients.

  5. I would be interested in learning more about the statistics around radon and lung cancer in smokers

  6. Good reminder-is ther any mapping for other areas in Canada?

  7. Great article and very informative.

  8. Appreciate all the links to practical tools – one question I have is, besides testing for radon, what is the intervention and how costly is it for most homeowners? Also, is this something a renter has a right to? How do you see this testing and remediation affecting patients of differing SES? Thanks!

  9. FYI, many public libraries in BC have radon detectors available to borrow (but not always for long enough as recommended to get an accurate reading).

  10. great source for identifying hazards

  11. Are there any studies involving screening for lung cancer in high radon areas, such as we do for heavy smokers

  12. Radon is in the air we breathe, but there may be things you can do to lower your exposure. The only way to be sure if radon is present or not is to test for it because being exposed to radon for a long period of time can lead to lung cancer.

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