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The dangers of radon: Protecting yourself in the state with the highest radon concentration

Local 5 spoke with Iowans forever changed by radon, experts dedicated to educating Iowans on its dangers, and state officials working to address the problem.

Ryan Scott

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The above video is from July 13

Iowa has the highest concentrations of radon of any state in the country, according to experts, and that can lead to deadly consequences for those who have never heard of radon and don't know how to protect themselves against it.

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers according to the EPA.

Local 5 spoke with Iowans whose lives were forever changed by this toxic gas, experts dedicated to educating Iowans on its dangers and state officials working to address the problem.