Breathing radon can increase your risk of lung cancer. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among people who do not smoke. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer for people who do. EPA estimates that radon causes more than 20,000 deaths from lung cancer each year in the U.S. If you smoke and your home has a high radon level, your risk of lung cancer can increase even more.
Come learn more about radon and get your own test kit at the5th annual Radon Forum Northwest. Co-sponsored by the American Lung Association, Adventist Health, Oregon Health Authority, and the Northwest Radon Coalition, the 5th annual event will be held in Portland, Oregon, featuring experts from Portland State University, the Oregon Health Authority, and others.
Topics included where radon comes from, where it is found in the Portland metropolitan area, how it enters a home, the health implications, how to test for radon, and how to reduce radon levels in a home.
Adventist Medical Center
10123 SE Market Street
Portland Oregon 97216
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Register here.