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Exposure to Radon Increases Your Risk for Lung Cancer

Exposure to Radon Increases Your Risk for Lung Cancer posted on Jul 13

Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas. Radon is created when naturally occurring elements such as uranium and radium in rocks and soil break down during a process called radioactive decay. Once radon is emitted, it migrates upwards to the ground surface through   …Continue Reading Exposure to Radon Increases Your Risk for Lung Cancer

Recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week posted on Oct 26

This week the DPH Massachusetts Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) is joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.   Substantial gains have been made in preventing exposure to lead through 45 years of public health interventions.  Despite   …Continue Reading Recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week