Cancer-causing radon exposure addressed by UN agencyListen /
Efforts are being made at the United Nations to address a radio-active element which is commonly found in the environment and which has potentially deadly consequences.
Radon can build up in the ground and seep into houses; exposure can cause lung cancer.
Now the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is helping countries in Europe to develop a National Radon Action Plan which will protect people from the harmful effects of the element.
Steve Thachet reports.