London, United Kingdom, October 06, 2010 --(PR.com
UK Homes and Showers Expose People to Cancer Causing Airborne Radon Gases. The World Health Organisation (WHO) Announced That the Second Biggest Cause of Lung Cancer is Through Low to Medium Exposure to Radon Gases in Homes.
Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer in the world. However, very few know that the second biggest cause of lung cancer is radon exposure in homes. Dr. Maria Neira of WHO (World Health Organisation): "Most radon-induced lung cancers occur from low and medium dose exposures in people's homes. Radon is the second most important cause of lung cancer after smoking in many countries". In fact it accounts for 21,000 deaths a year (in America alone) for non-smokers. Conversely, second-hand smoke only accounts for 3,000 deaths per year. 
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas borne out of the decay of uranium. Some might think that uranium is something that is only to be found in nuclear power stations, but in fact every square mile of the earth contains 1 gramme of uranium, which adds up to a lot of uranium and radon. Radon seeps into enclosed spaces like mines and also into underground water supplies where it is trapped within this water. A report released by the National Academy of Sciences states that there is a link between tap water and radon-induced lung cancer. 
One of the largest exposures to radon gases received daily is through inhalation of radon released from shower water. During showers radon particles are released as gases from hot water into the air as steam. The steam contains radon and within the confined space of showers and bathrooms, substantial amounts of radon gases are inhaled. The UK’s Health Protection Agency state that radon exposures in many homes are close to those received by uranium miners.
The most effective and environmentally friendly way to protect against radon gases in the shower is to install a shower filter. Shower filters are easy-to-install shower heads that have an in-built water filter. As the radon particles pass through the filter, they are trapped and therefore make shower water free from radon. Shower filters have replaceable cartridges and also eliminate other impurities like; chlorine, magnesium, heavy metals, lime scale and other contaminants that can cause adverse health effects.
The UK’s Health Protection Agency provide radon test kits for homes and can be purchased by calling 01235 822 622.
http://www.pureshowers.co.uk sells internationally tested and certified shower filters which remove radon. They can be purchased securely online at http://www.pureshowers.co.uk or by calling 0800 612 7174.
More information about radon in homes can be accessed on the UK’s Health Protection Agency’s website at:
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 Dr. Maria Neira of WHO (World Health Organisation): "Most radon-induced lung cancers occur from low and medium dose exposures in people's homes. Radon is the second most important cause of lung cancer after smoking in many countries." - http://www.epa.gov/radon/healthrisks.html