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Can radon cause dementia?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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 senile dementia: www.Idahoradon.Com/alzheimers-parkinsons-studies radon is a primary source of harmful radiation exposure for humans; ... Memory loss: dementia such as forgetting things more.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
I say no: There's ONE paper showing only correlations with radon levels in communities and number of diagnosed Alzheimer's cases. There's no plausible mechanism, no animal model, and the claim has been floated for the past five years, popularized of course by big-money radon-removal companies. I think this is rubbish.

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