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Where are the radon gas victims?

I’ve been following your articles on radon radioactive gas problems at the Upper Blue Elementary School when it occurred to me that I’ve been seeing similar articles periodically around the country for the past 20-25 years. 

I then tried to recall encountering any victims of radon poisoning, and I can’t remember ever meeting or reading about anyone afflicted with radon-induced health disorders.

If this stuff is so prevalent, particularly in the High Country mining districts, shouldn’t Summit County be awash in “radon-ites”? Where are they? I know that we have a lot of skin cancer at altitude from the effects of the too-close sun, and I believe the science and statistics bear that out.



But the effects of radon seem to be somewhat more elusive. But before I go off the deep end and start to accuse anyone of a scam, maybe you could query your readers to see if anyone else knows of radon victims. 

If mining and mine tailings increase the emission of radon and it is a proven danger to health, there are a lot of houses going up in French Creek, and in many other local developments on land which is, shall we say, “pre-disturbed,” that may be exposing a lot of future residents and their kids to something nasty. Maybe it would be better if radon is just a scam. 



Tom Zebarth

Blue River


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