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Cause of Deaths in the U.S.

Home inspectors are often asked by their clients if they should have their home tested for radon. Real-world loss-of-life comparisons help consumers decide about whether or not they should test. If you are worried about shark attacks, getting trampled by cows, or terrorism, you should be worried sick about radon. These statistics help put things in their proper perspective so that your clients can decide if they want a radon test or not.   InterNACHI

From the table below

 21,000 
 Lung Cancer from Radon Gas  U.S. EPA
 
 DEATHS PER YEAR
Number
Cause
Source
 611,105
 Heart Disease
 Centers for Disease Control (2015)
 584,881
 All Cancers
 Centers for Disease Control (2015)
 160,000
 Smoking
 American Cancer Society (2004)
 88,000
 Alcohol Use
 Centers for Disease Control (2015)
 51,783
 Colon Cancer
 Centers for Disease Control (2015)
 40,290
 Breast Cancer
 National Cancer Institute (2015)
 41,149
 Suicide
 Centers for Disease Control (2014)
 32,719
 Motor Vehicle Accidents
 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (2013)
 29,500
 Falls
 National Safety Council (2013)
 22,767
 Prescription Drug  Overdoses
 National Institute on Drug Abuse (2013)
 21,840
 Leukemia
 U.S. EPA (2010)
 21,530
 Lymphoma
 U.S. EPA (2010)
 21,000 
 Lung Cancer from Radon Gas
 U.S. EPA
16,121
 Homicides
 Centers for Disease Control (2013)
 14,775
 Illegal Drug Overdoses
 National Institute on Drug Abuse (2013)
 13,712
 AIDS
 Centers for Disease Control (2012)
11,208
 Firearm Homicides
 Centers for Disease Control (2013)
 8,257
 Heroin Overdoses
 National Institute on Drug Abuse (2013)
 4,944
 Cocaine Overdoses
 National Institute on Drug Abuse (2013)
 3,880
 Drowning
 Centers for Disease Control (avg. 2005-2009)
 3,005
 Fires
 U.S. Fire Administration (2011)
 3,000
 Secondhand Smoke
 U.S. EPA
 2,500
 Choking
 National Safety Council (2009)
 1,690
 Thyroid Cancer
 U.S. EPA (2010)
 630
 Bicycle Accidents
 National Safety Council (2009)
 618
 Excessive Heat
 Centers for Disease Control (avg. 1999-2010)
606
 Firearm Accidents
 Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (2010)
 376
 ATV Accidents
 National Safety Council (2009)
 300
 Ladder Falls
 International Association of Certified Home  Inspectors
170
 Carbon Monoxide
 Consumer Product Safety Commission
 104
 Wind (including tornadoes)
 National Oceanic and Atmospheric  Administration  (2012)
 100
 Scalding Tap Water
 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public  Health  (2013)
 100
 Bee
 Boston Children’s Hospital
 72
 Terrorist Attacks
 FBI (avg. 1970-2015)
 26
 Lightning
 National Oceanic and Atmospheric  Administration  (2014)
 20
 Dangerous Cows
 Centers for Disease Control (2009)
 15
 Falling Icicles
 Death in Society Research Foundation
 12
 High School and College  Football Injuries
 National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury  Research (2013)
 2
 Vending Machines Accidents
 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
 1
 Shark Attacks
 Mother Nature Network (2012)
 0
 Marijuana Overdoses
 Numerous sources
 0
 Nuclear Power Plant Leaks
 Numerous sources

http://www.nachi.org/deaths.htm

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Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.

You cannot see, smell or taste radon. But it still may be a problem in your home.  When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer.  In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.  If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.

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