Smokers at Greater Risk of Lung Cancer Due to Radon Gas Exposure

Radon Risk to Smokers

The effects of radon rise by more than 900% if you are a smoker. The radon risk to non-smokers

is a serious concern also. The effects of smoking are already well documented, likewise the effects

of radon exposure are now widely known to be a major cause of preventable death in the world 

today.

What are the results...Lung Cancer is the only know result of breathing radon gas.

Please view the risk charts below provided by the EPA.

 

Your chances of getting lung cancer from radon depend mostly on:

 

  • How much radon is in your home

  • The amount of time you spend in your home

  • Whether you are a smoker or have ever smoked

 

Radon Risk If You Smoke

 

Radon Level

If 1,000 people who smoked were exposed to this level over a lifetime*...

The risk of cancer from radon exposure compares to**...

WHAT TO DO:
Stop smoking and...

 

20 pCi/L

About 260 people could get lung cancer

250 times the risk of drowning

Fix your home

10 pCi/L

About 150 people could get lung cancer

200 times the risk of dying in a home fire

Fix your home

8 pCi/L

About 120 people could get lung cancer

30 times the risk of dying in a fall

Fix your home

4 pCi/L

About 62 people could get lung cancer

5 times the risk of dying in a car crash

Fix your home

2 pCi/L

About 32 people could get lung cancer

6 times the risk of dying from poison

Consider fixing between 2 and 4 pCi/L

1.3 pCi/L

About 20 people could get lung cancer

(Average indoor radon level)

(Reducing radon
levels below 2 pCi/L is difficult.)

0.4 pCi/L

About 3 people could get lung cancer

(Average outdoor radon level)

Note: If you are a former smoker, your risk may be lower.
* Lifetime risk of lung cancer deaths from EPA Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003).
** Comparison data calculated using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 1999-2001 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Reports.

 

Radon Risk If You've Never Smoked

 

Radon Level

If 1,000 people who never smoked were exposed to this level over a lifetime*...

The risk of cancer from radon exposure compares to**...

 

WHAT TO DO:

20 pCi/L

About 36 people could get lung cancer

35 times the risk of drowning

Fix your home

10 pCi/L

About 18 people could get lung cancer

20 times the risk of dying in a home fire

Fix your home

8 pCi/L

About 15 people could get lung cancer

4 times the risk of dying in a fall

Fix your home

4 pCi/L

About 7 people could get lung cancer

The risk of dying in a car crash

Fix your home

2 pCi/L

About 4 person could get lung cancer

The risk of dying from poison

Consider fixing between 2 and 4 pCi/L

1.3 pCi/L

About 2 people could get lung cancer

(Average indoor radon level)

(Reducing radon levels below
2 pCi/L is difficult.)

0.4 pCi/L

 

(Average outdoor radon level)

Note: If you are a former smoker, your risk may be higher.
* Lifetime risk of lung cancer deaths from EPA Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003).
** Comparison data calculated using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 1999-2001 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Reports.

Your radon risk is a clear and present danger !

It's never too late to reduce your risk of lung cancer. Please test for radon and fix your home if a high level is found. If you are a smoker, stop smoking and cut your risk even more.

 

We perform Utah Home Inspections in the following Counties and Cities:

Utah County- Provo, Orem, Pleasant Grove, Lindon, Lehi, Saratoga Springs, American Fork, Alpine, Highland, Cedar Hills, Springville, Mapleton, Spanish Fork, Salem, Payson, Santaquin, Genola, Lakeside, Draper, Eagle Mountin, Elk Ridge, Vineyar, Woodland Hills, Alpine

Salt Lake County- Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Herriman, Holladay, Midvale, Murray, Riverton, Sandy, Salt Lake City, South Jordan, South Salt Lake, Taylorsville, West Valley, Emigration, West Jordan, North Salt Lake

Juab County- Eureka, Mona, Nephi, Silver City, Jerico Junction

Wasatch County- Heber, Midway

Summit County- Park City, Kamas, Summit Park

 

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