Description – Radon comes from the natural decay of uranium in water, soils, sand and rock, producing radon gas which gets into the air you breathe. Radon is especially deadly as it cannot be seen or smelled. Radon can enter into any type of dwelling and result in a high indoor radon level. Since people spend much of their lives at home, that is the source of the greatest exposure to radon toxicity.
Risks – The most serious side effect from Radon exposure is an increased risk of respiratory problems and lung cancer. As it decays, the radon particles can get trapped in your lung tissue when you breathe. Further decay of the radon gas molecules release small packets of energy that damage your lung tissue, which can lead to lung cancer over a prolonged period of time.
If you believe you or a loved one has become ill because of Radon exposure you should consider hiring a personal injury lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine who is responsible for your exposure to Radon and get proper compensation for your injuries.