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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Radon: Radon is a gas that can be emitted from soil e.g. Under houses and can accumulate. The radon gas is toxic. Radon exposure means that someone or some ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Lung cancer: Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. Concentration can be high indoors where it is slow to dissipate. It is responsible for 21000 lung ca ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
I say it's not: I followed this business since the early 1980's and I believe that the risk to ordinary folks is essentially zero. Results are inconsistent as to whet ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Lung cancer: Radon is a radioactive noble gas that is naturally found in the ground. Exposure (excessive) to radon has been linked to the development of lung cance ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Some risk/Cancer: Radon has been blamed fopr some cases of Lung Cancer. But it is difficult to be sure as this gas is found in some housing sites and has to be checked ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
There may be some: Radon is sometimes blamed as the cause for lung Cancer. But it is not a proven cause. You can get your home Radon level checked if you are concerned. ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes. Radon dementia: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc1579210 natural distribution of environmental radon daughters in the different brain ... Alzheimer's disease and ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Little risk: This is largely about politics and how much money we are willing to pay (or to force a homeowner to pay) to decrease a very small risk to something ev ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience in General Practice
Yes: Smoking, secondhand smoke and radon are the leading causes of lung cancer. Radon is the number one cause among non smokers. Smoking plus radon creat ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Small cancer risk: There's general agreement in the scientific community that radon in the home increases the lung cancer risk in smokers slightly, and if it's a factor ... Read More

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