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Awareness helps to prevent cancers

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According to the United States Surgeon General, approximately one in 15 American homes contains high levels of radon, a naturally-occurring and odorless radioactive gas that is estimated to cause more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths each and every year.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated Monday through Sunday as National Radon Action Week to raise awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for nonsmokers.

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