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More homes at risk from radon

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7042.1320 (Published 25 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1320

Radon, estimated to be responsible for 2500 deaths from lung cancer in Britain a year, is more widespread than originally thought, the Department of the Environment said last week. The levels of radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas, were first mapped out in Cornwall and Devon by the National Radiological Protection Board in 1990.

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