“Radon Caused My Lung Cancer”


You may have been hearing the words, “radon” and “cancer” in the news now for years and wondered about the connection. Recently, former USA Hockey star, Rachael Malmberg, shared that her Stage 4 Lung Cancer was likely caused by the gas, radon.

Rachael went to the doctor after persistent back pain, believing her pain to be muscular. Even when the pain spread to her ribs, she did not think anything of it. She was in her early 30’s and a healthy, active, young adult.

The diagnosis of lung cancer was more than a shock. It seemed almost impossible.

So, Rachael and her family began to dig. That is when they discovered radon. Fox News interviewed Rachael and she shared that her childhood home had a radon gas level of 7.9 pCi/L and her family home with her husband and daughter in Minnesota had a level of 6.9 pCi/L.

Although a low level of radon is not toxic, these levels were extremely high, and with radon as the second leading cause of lung cancer (behind smoking), they concluded it to be the cause.

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that diffuses into the air. It can only be detected by radon detection device. And since About 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States have a level of radon that is too high, it is important to schedule a radon test in your home.

If you are breathing in too much radon, you won’t feel sick or have any symptoms right away. Testing your home is the only way to know if there’s a radon problem.

To schedule a radon test with Avalon Home Inspections, simply call 678-782-3497 or schedule online at https://goisn.net/avalonhomeinspections/schedule-online/a60ac7a4-65c4-5205-99c4-52c3e5f37002.