Lung Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

14. Can exposure to radon lead to lung cancer?

Exposure to radon can put a person at risk for lung cancer, too. People who work in mines may be exposed to this invisible, odorless, and radioactive gas that occurs naturally in soil and rocks. It is also found in the ground under houses in some parts of the country. A kit available at most hardware stores allows homeowners to measure radon levels to see if has seeped into their homes.