07/13/2010 // New York, NY, USA // Get Cancer Answers // Cancer Answers
Outside of tobacco use there are a number of factors tied to acquiring lung cancer. It is estimated that about 15% of those diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked. Exposure to radon in the home is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Occupational hazards have also been linked to the development of lung cancers. Many industrial chemicals contain carcinogens which increase risks. Workers exposed to asbestos are at a high risk for developing Mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer.