In recognition of World Cancer Day, WHO has launched a new National Radon Database on policies and regulations, as well as an updated Fact sheet on “Radon and health” and a news story, and several tweets.
The scientific evidence is now clear that radon, a radioactive gas, is responsible for a sizeable portion of lung cancer cases worldwide. Based on this knowledge, over the past decade member states have implemented actions to manage this health risk in both dwellings and workplaces.
Radon is a risk factor that is linked to cancer, to indoor air pollution, to drinking-water, to housing, to tobacco, to workplaces, etc… The good news is that LUNG CANCER FROM RADON IS PREVENTABLE!!!
Over the past 18 months, the WHO has developed a survey to gather the current state of affairs on radon activities and regulations around the world. To date, they have received responses from 58 countries (over a quarter of WHO’s MS) which have been gathered in the new database.
Watch for their social media posts and information today.