A colorless, tasteless, and invisible gas, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is real. It is not a hoax.
This Class A carcinogen is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year in the United States. If this is not concerning enough, per the American Lung Association’s web site, the lung cancer survival rates are as follows:
• The lung cancer five-year survival rate (16.3%) is lower than many other leading cancer sites, such as the colon (65.2%), breast (90.0%) and prostate (99.9%).
• The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is 52.6 percent for cases detected when the disease is still localized (within the lungs). However, only 15 percent of lung cancer cases are diagnosed at an early stage. For distant tumors (spread to other organs) the five-year survival rate is only 3.5 percent.
• Over half of people with lung cancer die within one year of being diagnosed.
And to put a face to radon, watch Eddie’s story. Eddie was diagnosed with radon-induced lung cancer. Once diagnosed, Eddie had his home tested for radon. The level was at 39.8 pCi/L. The EPA has set the action level at 4.0 pCi/L or above.
Protect your health and the health of your family. Schedule your test today. It’s low cost and hassle free. Contact the Radon Diva to learn more.