Radon testing in households with a residential smoker--United States, 1993-1994.

  • Published 1999 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report


Epidemiologic investigations of underground miners and studies of alpha particle carcinogenesis among laboratory animals suggest that exposure to the radioactive decay products (progeny) of radon is an important risk factor for lung cancer. Persons who smoke cigarettes and are exposed to these radon progeny have a substantially greater risk for developing… (More)