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Old 07-22-2006, 02:37 PM   #1
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radon in water

do you think radon in water could cause thyroid nodules, i just got another letter from the water district saying it failed in this area. this has been going on for about 6 six years. i am the only one in the house who uses the water for drinking and am also the only one thyroid problems, no history of thyroid problmes in my family history, so i am just curious if it could be a cause.

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Old 07-23-2006, 10:56 PM   #2
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Re: radon in water

I looked it up for you. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, it isn't known if radon causes health effects other than to the lung. Also, the effects of drinking water or eating food containing radon are not known.

 
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Old 07-24-2006, 07:57 AM   #3
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Re: radon in water

thanks midwest, i could not find much on it myself, wish they would reslove this problem, there does not really seem to be a effective way for me to get out by filters etc... either.

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Re: radon in water

Possibly consider the chlorine & maybe fluoride in your water, if on a municipal system? Both of these chemicals are damaging to thyroid. Chlorine is easy to remove with inexpensive, readily available carbon-block filters (pitchers or faucet-attached). Fluoride is more difficult to eliminate, pretty much requires spendy reverse osmosis.

Uptake of fluorine & chlorine during showers & baths can be equal to or greater than that taken in via drinking water. Both chemicals are absorbed by the lung (steamy vapors) as well as through the skin. Shower filters to remove chlorine are available.

However, I would choose not to use radon-contaminated water for personal use. There may be more at stake than the thyroid gland.

Best wishes.

 
Old 07-25-2006, 07:51 AM   #5
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Re: radon in water

thanks elmhar, i just bought a water softner just cause the water is so hard coupled along with my thyroid issues it is making my hair skin like that of a lizards. i will check into filters to put on the showers and faucets.

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