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Radon gas can seep into home, cause lung cancer

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TORONTO - It's a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep through cracks and crevices in houses and other enclosed spaces — and can cause lung cancer. Yet many Canadians aren't even aware of its existence or the health risk ......

Janet Whitehead is shown in a handout photo. Whitehead, 60, had never smoked, so she was stunned to learn five years ago that the breathlessness and persistent cough she'd been experiencing were symptoms of lung cancer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Cancer Society-Mark Whitehead Show/Hide caption

Janet Whitehead is shown in a handout photo. Whitehead, 60, had never smoked, so she was stunned to learn five years ago that the breathlessness and persistent cough she'd been experiencing were symptoms of lung cancer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Cancer Society-Mark Whitehead

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