Radon Contaminated Water

Radon is a gas that has no color, odor, or taste and comes from the natural radioactive breakdown of uranium in the ground. You can be exposed to radon by two main sources: Radon in the air in your home (frequently called “radon in indoor air”) Radon in drinking water. Radon can get into the […]

Radon Health Effects

Radon is a radioactive gas that causes cancer. Radon is found in rock, soil, water, some building materials, and natural gas. You can’t see, taste, or smell it. Any home, school, office, or other building can have high levels of radon. Radon is found in new and old buildings. It can seep in through the […]

Histoplasmosis – Part 3

Treatment & Drugs Treatment usually isn’t necessary if you have a mild case of histoplasmosis. But if your symptoms are severe or if you have the chronic or disseminated forms of the disease, you’ll likely need treatment with one or more antifungal drugs. Some of these medications come in pill form, but the strongest varieties […]

Health Effects of Radon

Radon is one of the “noble” gases (such as neon and argon). It is a naturally occurring element that is produced from radium which is part of the uranium decay series. Radon has a half-life of 3.82 days and during decay produces particles called radon daughters. These particles are solid, short-lived radioisotopes that emit alpha […]