There have been many scientific trials that show a direct link between lung cancer and high concentrations of radon. In the last year alone there have been 21,000 radon-induced lung cancer deaths in the US which puts radon related lung cancer deaths a close second to cigarette smoking.
- In the Home:
- Active Soil Depressurization: Using plastic pipes (usually through basement floors) and fans to move air outside.
- There are no treatments to get rid of radon poisoning, only measures that can be taken to prevent further lung damage.
- According to an environmental radon study executed in Mexico, radon has been detected in soil, groundwater, and air both indoor and outdoors.
- The geometric mean of indoor radon concentration in urban developments, for example Mexico City, is higher than the worldwide median concentration of radon in housing developments. In some regions of Mexico that is particularly hilly where air pollution is high, radon concentrations are higher than the northern part of the country.