Radon linked to more lung cancer deaths than previously thought

Aug 17, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CBC News

Lung cancer kills more Canadians than any other form of cancer. Smoking is the No.

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Einstein Smoked

Wichita, KS

#1 Aug 17, 2012
In truth - this headline should read:
Radon linked to more lung cancer deaths than previously ADMITTED!"

Someday they they are going to find MANY things with a higher risk than they have ever admitted

and then they may have to admit - "maybe smoking doesn't have as heavy a risk as we thought"
Smoking Killed Einstein

Renton, WA

#3 Aug 22, 2012
He died from a Abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Number One Contributing Risk Factor?

Tobacco Smoking.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0...

Please do the world a favor and follow his example. Smoke as much as you possibly can.
Hugh Jass Jr

Wichita, KS

#4 Aug 22, 2012
Smoking Killed Einstein wrote:
He died from a Abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Number One Contributing Risk Factor?
Tobacco Smoking.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0...
Please do the world a favor and follow his example. Smoke as much as you possibly can.
Sorry Stupid - NOT NUMBER 1:

What causes an abdominal aortic aneurysm?
Physicians and researchers are not quite sure what actually causes an AAA to form in some people. The leading thought is that the aneurysm may be caused by inflammation in the aorta, which may cause its wall to weaken or break down. Some researchers believe that this inflammation can be associated with atherosclerosis (also called hardening of the arteries) or risk factors that contribute to atherosclerosis, such as high blood pressure (hypertension) and smoking. In atherosclerosis fatty deposits, called plaque, build up in an artery. Over time, this buildup causes the artery to narrow, stiffen and possibly weaken.

Besides atherosclerosis, other factors that can increase your risk of AAA include:

Being a man older than 60 years

Having an immediate relative, such as a mother or brother, who has had AAA

Having high blood pressure

Smoking

Your risk of developing AAA increases as you age.

AAA is more common in men than in women.

http://www.vascularweb.org/vascularhealth/pag...

What causes an aortic aneurysm?
The wall of the aorta is normally very elastic. It can stretch and then shrink back as needed to adapt to blood flow. But some medical problems, such as high blood pressure and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), weaken the artery walls. These problems, along with the wear and tear that naturally occurs with aging, can result in a weak aortic wall that bulges outward.
http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/tc/aortic-...

As far as smoking risk - you guys have made sure that EVERYTING is associated with smoking - so THAT really doesn't mean much anymore!
Vaccines Cause Autism

Winnipeg, Canada

#6 Sep 2, 2012
Einstein Smoked wrote:
In truth - this headline should read:
Radon linked to more lung cancer deaths than previously ADMITTED!"
Someday they they are going to find MANY things with a higher risk than they have ever admitted
and then they may have to admit - "maybe smoking doesn't have as heavy a risk as we thought"
If you're trying ti imitate Einstein, try again.
Frisbee

Renton, WA

#7 Sep 2, 2012
Vaccines Cause Autism wrote:
If you're trying ti imitate Einstein, try again.
He forgot to mention that smoking killed Einstein.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Number One Contributing Risk Factor?

Tobacco Smoking.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0 ...
ItsAFact

Frederick, MD

#8 Sep 2, 2012
Frisbee forgets to mention that his opinions are worthless and that he is addicted to snorting Anti-Monkey Butt Powder.
Plug My Nose

Winnipeg, Canada

#9 Sep 2, 2012
ItsAFact wrote:
Frisbee forgets to mention that his opinions are worthless and that he is addicted to snorting Anti-Monkey Butt Powder.
Thanks for the warning Elton john

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