What Are Symptoms Of Radon Gas Poisoning?
We are often asked this question but the word “poisoning” really isn’t used when referring to radon. Radon is a form of radiation so the word “exposure” is the preferred terminology and unfortunately, there are no symptoms associated with radon exposure with the exception of lung cancer. Unfortunately by the time one is diagnosed with lung cancer, it’s usually too late. Radon kills over 21,000 Americans a year from lung cancer.
Although a lot of people think radon can cause headaches or coughs, radon doesn’t have any outwardly visible effect until the person being exposed is diagnosed with lung cancer. Once diagnosed, the negative effects of radon cannot be reversed. The best way to not have any of the negative effects of radon is to avoid exposure to begin with.