Lung cancerLung cancer is essentially the only health effect associated with exposure to radon and radon progeny. Many scientists believe that long-term exposure to elevated levels of radon and radon progeny in air increases your chance of getting lung cancer.

Smoking cigarettes greatly increases your chance of developing lung cancer if you are exposed to radon and radon progeny at the same levels as people who do not smoke.

The greater your exposure to radon, especially if you smoke cigarettes, the greater your chance of developing lung cancer.


Cover of Toxicological Profile for Radon
Toxicological Profile for Radon.
Keith S, Doyle JR, Harper C, et al.

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