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Radon – A Silent Killer

by Deborah Cox, County Extension Director and Family & Consumer Sciences Agent Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that is an invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas. Radon is released harmlessly from the ground into outdoor air, but it can accumulate and reach harmful levels when trapped in homes and buildings. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U. …