Radon gas can cause unexplained symptoms in you, your family members or your pets. These symptoms are vague, as they could be indicators of serious health problems, but other times, they are nothing.
Educating yourself about radon gas and its side effects can help you identify the following respiratory conditions as a possible symptom of radon poisoning.
To keep your home radon free and reduce the chance of a loved one developing an irreversible condition, trust Indianapolis Radon Mitigation for your radon testing and mitigation needs.
Radon can affect anyone, young or old, and even people in the best of health. If you notice any of the following symptoms, having your home tested for radon is a good idea. If nothing else, you’ll be able to rule out one cause of the symptoms and protect your family from future health problems at the same time.
Here are a few common symptoms of radon exposure:
Wheezing – when sleeping or awake
Coughing – coughing up blood, inability to stop
Hoarseness – especially if no other symptoms are present
Bronchitis or other respiratory infection – if several occur within a short period
Shortness of breath – when laughing, after coughing, upon exertion or at rest
Chest pain – tightness, pain or pressure
These health conditions rarely get better without treatment because there is an underlying cause. If you don’t get to the bottom of it, a minor symptom can turn into a major health crisis faster than you realize! Indianapolis Radon Mitigation can drastically reduce the probability of radon poisoning being the reason that you or a family member suffers!
Even your pets can be affected by radon. As much as we love our fluffy, furry, and feathered family members, we owe it to them as well to reduce the amount of dangerous radon gas in our homes!
Radon Gas Symptoms
Unfortunately, the inconvenient symptoms above are not the worst case scenario for those exposed to radon gas. Radon gas has been linked to lung cancer for decades, yet homeowners ignore the risk. It can take up to 20 years – sometimes longer – for lung cancer to develop, which is why it is most common among the elderly. But just because it isn’t an immediate threat doesn’t change the fact that it is a deadly one.
Lung cancer kills more Americans per year than any other cancer. The latest statistics show that 21,000 Americans per year die from radon-related lung cancer. Chances of developing lung cancer from radon exposure are higher in those that have smoked, but of those 21,000 about 18% have never smoked.
Indianapolis Radon Mitigation doesn’t want to see anyone suffer from these symptoms due to lack of information! No more radon related deaths should occur because homeowners aren’t aware of the radon gas in their own homes.
We can provide radon testing to find out if the radon levels in your home are under control or if action is needed to protect you and your loved ones. Ignoring the risk of radon gas exposure won’t make it go away!