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Radon: Unmasking the Invisible Killer

Harold Wimmer | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

Radon gas is invisible and odorless. But it reveals itself in a deadly footprint it can leave behind -- lung cancer. In fact, exposure to radon gas is...

Protect Yourself From a Colorless, Tasteless, Odorless Gas: Radon

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Seyler

But one precaution that many health conscious individuals may not even think of when it comes to safeguarding their health is protecting themselves and their families from an invisible gas that often lurks within their own homes: radon.

2015: Turning the Tide Against Lung Cancer

Harold Wimmer | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

To address this need, the Lung Association launched the LUNG FORCE initiative -- designed to raise awareness about lung cancer in women, encouraging everyone to raise their voices against lung cancer and for lung health, and to call for increased funding for lung cancer research.

A Strategy for Saving Lives: The National Radon Action Plan

Harold Wimmer | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

Last month, the American Lung Association took a significant step in the national fight against the second leading risk factor for lung cancer: radon. We've been battling radon for decades, but now we have a renewed commitment under a new plan.

Fracking New York: It's Not Over 'Till It's Over

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.01.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

When Governor Andrew Cuomo decided to ban fracking in New York State in December 2014, New Yorkers thought their worries were over. They were wrong.

Lung Cancer in Women: The No. 1 Cancer Killer That Can Be Tamed

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Although breast cancer diagnosis is twice as common in women (1 in 8 women will get breast cancer) compared to lung cancer (1 in 16 women), the cure rate for lung cancer is much lower, resulting in more deaths from lung cancer.

It's Time to Get Serious About Harmful Radon Exposure

Gina McCarthy | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina McCarthy

Our near-term goal is to reduce unsafe levels of radon in 5 million homes by 2020, preventing 3,200 lung cancer deaths every year. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate avoidable radon-induced lung cancer in the United States. We know we can do it.

Start Your Year Off Right -- Protect Your Family From Lung Cancer

Harold Wimmer | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Compiled all your New Year's resolutions, have you? Bet you don't have this one on your list, but it could save your life: Test your home for radon.

No One Deserves Lung Cancer

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Seyler

I am confident that if the medical community, research community, business community, elected officials, patients, advocates, and family members all come together -- we could dedicate the necessary resources to combat this deadly disease.

Fracking: Has the USGS Been Co-opted by the Oil and Gas Industry?

Marvin Resnikoff | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Marvin Resnikoff

Known for its objective and scientifically rigorous research, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been pulled into the battle between environmentalists and the oil and gas industry. One skirmish in the larger battle involves the radioactive gas radon in natural gas.

NYC's Odd Sense of Good Health: No Big Sodas But Radioactive Kitchens

Eileen Stukane | Posted 08.12.2012 | New York
Eileen Stukane

While there is no doubt that New Yorkers, like the rest of the U.S. population, are drinking and eating too many highly caloric foods, there is a more serious health concern coming our way that doesn't seem to bother Mayor Bloomberg.

Cancer-Causing Gas Abundant In 70,000 U.S. Schools: Why You'd Never Know

Posted 03.01.2012 | Education

A toxic, cancer-causing gas is threatening the health of students in thousands of classrooms across the country, but many districts aren't doing anyth...

12 Ways To Keep Your Lungs Strong And Healthy

Health.com | Anne Harding | Posted 07.22.2011 | Healthy Living

If you take good care of your lungs, they can last a lifetime. "The lungs are very durable if they're not attacked from the outside," says Norman H. E...