How do you reduce your risk of lung cancer? Not smoking or being around second-hand smoke is an excellent start. What else can you do for you and your family to prevent lung cancer? You can check your home for radon. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers but often goes undetected.
Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas, found naturally in the soil. The gas can seep into homes through the foundation. Exposure over time can be a cause of lung cancer. The only way to be sure of the amount of radon in your home is to conduct a test.