Getting By

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the United States. Radon enters our bodies as we inhale. Children are more susceptible to the effects of radon because of the developmental stages their bodies are going through. Pound for pound, children are eating, drinking and breathing more than adults. Therefore, if radon is in the air they are breathing or water they are drinking, their body is receiving a higher concentration of radon than an adult.

What is radon? It is naturally occurring radioactive gas that is odorless and colorless. This is an issue because you do not kn...