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what does radon exposure mean?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
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 something has been subjected to radon gas.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Radiation: One form of radiation emission from radium is via radon gas. While few ever get exposure, many home sites are built on areas where radon gas can be detected such as in the basements. This exposure can lead to the appearance of malignancies. Many homes have been tested for such emission. Kits are available for such testing

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the different effects of radon exposure?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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 cancer. If you are talking about mega exposures such as at times of nuclear blasts, then you will get multiple radiation sickness, a syndrome that features multiple organ involvement and dose dependent effects.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How detrimental is radon in your home?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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 whether it increases a smoker's cancer risk. The worst danger is that you may be mandated to spend thousands of your own dollars to "radon-proof" your home based on science that's dubious at best. There's no "radon in the home" syndrome.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What health risks are associated with radon exposure?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
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. Most houses do not have this problem. Why do you have this concern??
A 47-year-old member asked:

What health-related risks are associated with exposure to radon?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
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 for otherwise it remains invisible.

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