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What are the symptoms of radon poisoning?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
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Radon poisoning does not immediately cause any symptoms. The only known effect of radon poisoning is a greatly increased risk of lung cancer. Radon poisoning is the second most common cause of lung cancer in the United States, after cigarette smoking. The combination of smoking and radon poisoning makes a person especially susceptible to developing lung cancer.

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