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What does radon exposure mean?

What does radon exposure mean?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Fred Mettler
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Radon Exposure (Definition)

Radon is a radioactive chemical element used in medical technologies ...Read more


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How can radon affect your body?

How can radon affect your body?

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 deaths/year in US, 2900 in non-smokers. Second highest risk after smoking. It comes from the decay of naturally occurring uranium and thorium in soil. ...Read more

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How detrimental is radon in your home?

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. ...Read more

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What are the different effects of radon exposure?

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. ...Read more

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What health risks are associated with radon exposure?

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?? ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Can radon cause dementia?

Can radon cause dementia?

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. ...Read more

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Does exposure to radon causes cancer?

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 even smaller. The risk to a non-smoker is too small to measure even in a big study, and the risk to smokers, while a majority of studies suggest it's real, is also miniscule. Most scientists today seem to be opposed to pricey forced radon-proofing. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about radon and what is best home test, and if radon can affect a whole street?

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 for the very-rare lung cancers in non-smokers, it's extremely small. Politics determines how much we have to spend to lessen tiny risks; most scientists think aggressive radon control is a poor use of funds. I can't recommend a particular test. ...Read more

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Can smoking increase chance of radon poisoning?

Can smoking increase chance of radon poisoning?

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 creates a synergistic effect that dramatically increases the risk for dying of lung cancer. If you're a smoker and you quit, you lower your risk of lung cancer. Reduce radon exposure in your home, you lower it further. ...Read more