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CanSAR Launches New Campaign to Increase Radon Awareness

Hendersonville, NC, August 1, 2017: August 1st is World Lung Cancer Day 2017. Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives through radon awareness, chose this day to announce the launch of a new awareness and fund raising campaign: Women Against Radon (WAR).

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that 222,500 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer and more than 155,000 will die from the disease this year. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined, according to ACS.
Cigarette smoking remains the #1 cause of lung cancer, but the second leading cause is radon exposure, which occurs primarily in the home. Millions of homes, as well as schools, and other buildings are all places where radon exposure can occur, resulting in more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States alone.