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Unformatted text preview: • Radon is a gas, it can enter buildings through openings or cracks in the foundation. • The radon gas itself decays into radioactive solids, called radon daughters . The radon daughters attach to dust particles in the air , and can be inhaled. • The inhalation of radon daughters has been linked to health hazards . 2 2.2 Harmful Effects of Radon • Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer (diagram to the right) and a serious public health concern. The primary adverse health effect associated with chronic exposure to radon is lung cancer (typically bronchogenic):-squamous cell carcinoma-small cell carcinoma-adenocarcinoma-large cell carcinoma 3 • Other harmful respiratory effects associated with chronic exposure to radon include: 1.) emphysema 2.) pulmonary fibrosis 3.) chronic interstitial pneumonia 4.) silicosis 5.) respiratory lesions...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ME ME4211 taught by Professor Dr.a.vyas during the Winter '11 term at NYU Poly.
- Winter '11