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Donna Summers' Death Reopens Link Between Nonsmokers and Lung Cancer

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The popular queen of disco, Donna Summers' recent loss to lung cancer is once again raising questions about the link of this deadly disease and nonsmokers. Summers' spokesman Brian Edwards defends the late singer's nonsmoking reputation, thus the concern surrounding the causes of lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon gas is the cause of 20-24,000 nonsmoking American lung cancer deaths each year.

A recent article published by MSNBC links Summers' death to radon and second-hand smoke exposure, while some speculate about her smoking habits altogether.

Radon is an odorless, invisible, radioactive gas that occurs naturally in uranium found in soil and rock. The largest source, almost 70 percent, of radon gas is found in the soil under and around the house. Most importantly, because of its radioactivity, the EPA has classified it as a cancer-causing agent since 1988.

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