Breathing radon in indoor air can cause lung cancer. Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe it. As they break down further, these particles release small bursts of energy (ionizing radiation). This can damage lung tissue and increase your chances of developing lung cancer over the course of your lifetime.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. In the U.S., each year about 21,000 lung cancer deaths are attributed to radon exposure in indoor air. Radon can cause lung cancer in anybody and your risk of developing radon-induced lung cancer increases with exposure to higher levels of radon. People who smoke, or have smoked, have an even greater risk due to the synergistic effect of smoking and radon exposure.
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