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A 36-year-old female asked:

We live in a duplex on the lower level and recently tested for radon. it was 6.8 and maybe higher in the winter. we have lived here for 5 years. our son was a baby here and is now 4. is he at risk for cancer or leukemia now because of this?

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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
anybody can be at risk no matter where you live. have son tested at least twice or more a year if concerned. your pediatrician should be notified of the radon level and take the necessary tests on your child if warranted.
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