Friday, March 10, 2006

What Killed Dana Reeve?

Although it seems like the purpose of this blog is to promote radon testing based upon my previous entries, I can assure you that it is not. However, I am passionate about radon and how uninformed the general public is about it's potential to cause cancer. As most of you know, Dana Reeve, the recent widow of film actor Christopher Reed, died this past week from lung cancer. The news stories that I saw stated that she and her husband were not smokers. However, most of these accounts said that it was a mystery as to how someone could get lung cancer without having smoked or at least being subjected to second hand smoke.

Well, it's not a mystery to me nor should it be to you! Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in people that don't smoke! The U.S. Surgeon General has said it and the EPA has said it. They just do a lousy job of letting everyone know. More than 20,000 deaths in the U.S. each year are attributed to radon. Although we'll never be sure of the exact cause of the lung cancer that killed Dana Reeve, radon is certainly the most likely candidate. Get your home tested for radon. What you don't know can kill you.

www.epa.gov/radon/healthrisks.html