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World Health Organization Note for the Press, Year 2006, No. 2: Improve Home Ventilation to Reduce Radon Levels, World Health Organization Warns

By Mike Repacholi

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Title: World Health Organization Note for the Press, Year 2006, No. 2: Improve Home Ventilation to Reduce Radon Levels, World Health Organization Warns  
Author: Mike Repacholi
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Repacholi, M. (n.d.). World Health Organization Note for the Press, Year 2006, No. 2. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Geneva - Homeowners and building managers in the northern hemisphere should take measures, more than ever at this time of year, to improve indoor ventilation in order to reduce radon levels in homes, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned today. The highest levels of radioactive radon gas in homes and other buildings occur during the winter months. This is because windows are normally kept closed, or even sealed, during winter to keep in warm air and save energy costs. This traps radon gas, which seeps in through small cracks in the foundations of buildings. Inhabitants and users of these buildings are then exposed to radon that can damage their lungs over time. After smoking, radon is the second most important risk factor for lung cancer worldwide, causing tens of thousands of lung cancer deaths every year. Radon is an underestimated but widespread danger to health. Many people are unknowingly exposed to radon every day in the buildings where they live and work. We have to make people aware of the existence of radon as a danger, and the means of mitigating this public health threat, said Dr Mike Repacholi, head of the Radiation and Health programme at WHO headquarters in Geneva.

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