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Lauren Spillers
Biology 1408
February 5, 2013
Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the number one form of deadly cancer in the United States. It is not only something that can kill you but also can put a strain on you and your family financially, emotionally, and medically. Lung cancer is formed when the cells of the lungs grow in an uncontrolled way, this creates a lump or a tumor which can either be malignant (cancerous) or benign (not cancerous). Radon gases, smoking, and second hand smoke cause lung cancer.

Radon gas is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas which occurs naturally in stones and soil. Being exposes to these gases for long periods of timed can cause cancer. Thankfully due to modern technology and regulations testing can ensure the safety of home owners, the government also provided help for the public. This is a very responsible and helpful way to protect the health of the public. There are several sources provided by the government to inform the people about the importance of radon gas testing and the danger of radon gas. The Nova Scotia government took the role of advertising useful information by publishing an article with professional health officer's notice and research. The government has also done many things to alert the public about the dangerous and fatal results of smoking, effects of smoking was put into the health curriculum to educate the students who are curious about smoking. This definitely stopped many students from touching cigarettes; the nasty and deadly reality of smoking scared the adolescents and taught many lessons. There are many health commercials shown on TV to inform the public the harmfulness of smoking, it has also prevented many attempted smokers from actually buying a pack of cigarette. The effects and illness associated with smoking usually cover the cigarette packages; this is a big step for the government to take to help the public realize the harm of cigarettes. Other topics related to radon gas are air...
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