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what are effects radon exposure

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 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
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 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Typically none: There usually are no symptoms from asbestos exposure until long after permanent damage is done. The small asbestos fibers get lodged in the lung tissu ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shapiro
34 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Side effects: Dioxins are highly toxic and can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones and also cause cance ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Fein
Specializes in Family Medicine
Avoid the dust!: Toner dust may contain cadmium, mercury and lead. Besides irritating the skin, these may be carcinogenic. The company selling these products will ad ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Mold: Mold exposure depends on the duration of exposure, there is no set level that determines a dangerous or hazardous level but chronic exposure can lead ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience in Occupational Medicine
It depends: Health effects depend on the route of exposure (respiratory vs. ingestion vs absorption through the skin) as well as the type and strength of the acid ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Basically none: Despite all the hoopla, most physicians believe these fears are generated by tort lawyers and big-money mold-removal companies. People with nondescrip ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: Radiation effect depends on the type and amount of radiation and how much an individual is exposed to and what areas of the body are exposed.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Skin cancer: Many drugs have problems. For example, two types of medications, diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide and calcium channel blockers like Nifedipine are a ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanveer Janjua
29 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Vit D and Sunscreen: The lack of vit d is a huge issue these days. Using sunscreen at all times can reduce the skin's ability to convert vit d to its active form. Vit d de ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Lower IQ: The main concern with lead exposure is measurably lowered iq. In this difficult world, our children need every advantage they can get. The last thin ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Hurts O2 delivery: Carbon monoxide acts by keeping red blood cells from picking up oxygen so it hurts you by starving the body for oxygen. Once the co separates off the ... Read More
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Dr. Troy McGuire
Specializes in Pediatrics
Anemia: Lead paint from toys, cookware glazes, peeling paint, or even collected in the dust/dirt around buildings has been shown to interfere with red blood c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
10 years experience in General Practice
So many!: Checkout thetruth.Com or, if you like your facts straight up without the razzle dazzle: http://www.Cdc.Gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/he ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Brain damage: Lead is a poison that interferes with normal metabolism, particularly in the brain, resulting in various forms of mental deficit.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Minimal: Any radiation has a risk of inducing cancer. The need for CT has be balanced against the minor risk of cancer from radiation for CT.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Garcia
34 years experience in Anesthesiology
Subtle but present: While research is ongoing, there is an increasing body of evidence showing long term exposure to even small amounts of any of the inhaled anesthetics, ... Read More
A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Many issues: Cannabis is one of those drugs that produce problems for babies however they are exposed.It can produce sedation, weakness & poor feeding.Long them he ... Read More
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