Radon and lung cancer.

  title={Radon and lung cancer.},
  author={Jonathan Matthew Samet},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={81 10},
Radon, an inert gas released during the decay of uranium-238, is ubiquitous in indoor and outdoor air and contaminates many underground mines. Extensive epidemiologic evidence from studies of underground miners and complementary animal data have documented that radon causes lung cancer in smokers and nonsmokers. Radon must also be considered a potentially important cause of lung cancer for the general population, which is exposed through contamination of indoor air by radon from soil, water… CONTINUE READING

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