While smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States, there is a second leading cause to lung cancer and that is exposure to radon gas. If you experience long term exposure to any elevated levels of radon gas in your home then you might be putting your whole family at risk for lung cancer.
Are There Really Radon Lung Cancer Symptoms?
Just like with all illnesses, there are several symptoms associated with lung cancer. Now it should be noted that this does not mean you have lung cancer if you have some or any of the symptoms listed below. Nevertheless, it is still important to be able to recognize any conditions that are deteriorating to your health. Also these conditions can be an indicator that radon gas might be present in your home. You will want to keep an eye out for these symptoms:
Feeling weak or tired
Wheezing, shortness of breath or other breathing problems
Coughing up blood
Recurring infections, especially in airways
Irregular breast growth in men
Any unexplained weight loss
Having pain or fatigue in your hands and fingers
Experiencing Aches and pains in your shoulder, inner arm, hands and rib cage area
Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
Depression or mood changes
A stubborn cough that won’t subside – especially if it lasts eight weeks or more
Chest pain, especially when it lingers and/or worsens with deep breathing or coughing
Test Your Home for Radon
Now before you begin worrying about any radon lung cancer symptoms, you should have your home tested for radon! Testing is actually a simple and inexpensive process. Because radon has no smell it is necessary to have testing done. Due to radon having zero smell it is a silent and very deadly gas.
Please have your home tested for radon. You don’t want to take any chances when it comes to the health and welfare of your family.
Call Anchor Home Inspection
Anchor Home Inspection is always available by phone to answer questions regarding your home. If you would like to consult with a professional about a home inspection, call Anchor Home Inspection now to schedule a home inspection today.