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Question by  macdrizzle (19)

What are the common radon exposure symptoms?


Answer by  Ken56 (1160)

Exposure to radon causes no symptoms at first. But long term exposure can cause lung cancer, which starts with coughing, coughing up blood, lung pain, breath shortness and more.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Radon exposure has many of the characteristics of lung cancer such as a prolonged cough that doesn't get better, coughing up blood, chest pain and wheezing. Prolonged high radon exposure can actually lead to lung cancer.


Answer by  AshersMomma (67)

Physical symptoms of radon exposure do not usually appear until the situation is serious. These symptoms include wheezing, coughing, heacy breathing and repeated bronchial infections. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Unfortunately, by the time symptoms are noted, the cancer is usually already in an advanced stage.


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

An average person is exposed to small amounts of radon gas on regular basis and it is harmless. But over-exposure for a long period of time may cause serious health hazards such as shortness of breath, coughing up blood, fatigue and weight loss and lung cancer.


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. You can not see it or smell it. There will not be any immediate radon exposure symptoms, however radon can be doing damage internally due to its radioactive nature. The only way to know if you are being exposed to radon is to do a radon test.


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

Inhaling radon gas increases the risk of lung cancer. The radon molecules stick to the walls of respiratory tract. They decay further and causes radiation. Thus, the exposure to radiation, damages the tissues and cells inside the lungs. It causes mutation of DNA. In the long run, results in lung cancer.

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