Radon gas is highly toxic and detrimental to the health. This is an odorless and colorless gas which makes it hard to detect. It is vital to be familiar on ways to identify the risk for exposure to prevent detrimental outcomes of radon poisoning.
What are the physical signs of radon gas poisoning?
It is important to note that radon gas is a radioactive element generated from decaying uranium that can result to various health issues. It is a known carcinogen since ionizing radiation can alter DNA and result to mutations and other harmful effects.
As an odorless gas, most of these detrimental effects are observed in the lungs. Take note that there is no known physical signs specific to radon gas poisoning. The common lung issues that might arise include:
Remember that there are also initial signs of lung cancer. A doctor should be seen if any of these symptoms are present to ensure that further assessment is carried out.
Am I at risk for lung cancer?
Exposure to radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer next to smoking. Even if an individual has not smoked cigarettes but exposed to radon, the risk for ending up with lung cancer is high.
If the individual was a former or current smoker and exposed to the gas, the risk for developing lung cancer is higher. It is important to protect the lungs and health by being aware of the risks of radon in the house as well as in the workplace.
More Information / Disclaimer
The information posted on this page on radon gas poisoning is for learning purposes only. Learn to recognize and manage this form of poisoning by taking a standard first aid course with Winnipeg First Aid.