What are the treatment options for radon poisoning?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Unfortunately there is no therapy currently available to treat radon poisoning itself. When a person is suspected of having radon poisoning, it is important to limit further exposure to radon as much as possible to prevent further lung damage. All potential sources of radon should be tested, especially the air inside the person's home. Measures to reduce radon from these sources should be performed if necessary. It is also important to try to reduce the risk of developing lung cancer, which is the only known health problem caused by radon poisoning. As cigarette smoking significantly increases the risk of radon-induced lung cancer, stopping smoking is a high priority.

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