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Question DetailsAsked on 10/7/2015

how does radon affect people with compromised immune systems

The radon level is 3.8, the test was conducted with open windows, my husband has no immune system, this seems concerning, can anyone help inform me of if this is a valid concern?

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Radon gas has only one health threat. Lung cancer. The decomposition of the radon atom creates two polonium elements which we inhale. As they decompose, radioactive protons/neutrons are released which either kill or mutate or lung tissue. Our bodies regenerate new cell tissue but when there is a mutation, threat of lung cancer is increased.

Read more about radon from the EPA @

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Answered 3 years ago by hhinsp

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