Businesses urged to test for cancer trigger

BY JOHN I. BORJA

Journal Staff

  While the Guam Environmental Protection Agency is setting up its radon testing lab to benefit Guam, businesses on island are already taking steps to steer clear of or mitigate the carcinogenic gas.

  U.S. EPA states radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer nationwide, and long-term exposure to the naturally occurring gas can lead to serious respiratory problems.

  The local EPA conducted a survey from 2002 to 2009 on the presence of radon on Guam and found that out of 1,871 buildings tested, nearly 40 . . .

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