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Who would voluntarily breathe in radioactive gas? These days, there are people who do. They swear by the notorious noble gas radon, created by the decay of uranium: They inhale it deeply.
Most believers in the healing qualities of radiation are suffering from a chronic inflammatory disease: arthritis, asthma or psoriasis, for example. The gas, they argue, alleviates their problems for months, which is why they lay in bubbling radon water offered by some healing spas. In Bad Kreuznach, in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, brave spa guests even trek into the tunnels of an abandoned mercury mine, attracted by the radon-filled air in the mountain. Are they crazy?
As has now become clear, these people are right: Radioactivity is good for them.
Its advantages for humans and mice have not yet been confirmed beyond all doubt, and further experiments are necessary. But biologist Fournier is reasonably sure that her results point in a new direction: "In low doses, radiation works differently than we had expected," she says.
originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff
So radiation is good for us now.
Id say its lucky then that they did this study and report when they did, imagine how paranoid wed all get when they are no longer able to hide all the radiation from fukushima.
But now its all good, radiation is not only harmless its actually beneficial
originally posted by: Hellhound604
originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: AmericanRealist
Radon has a half-life of 3.8 days.
I wouldn't recommend exposing yourself to actual radiation treatments. Look at chemo patients to see the results of what that does.
There is a huge difference between chemorherapy and radiation therapy.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
...but I utterly refute the idea that any amount of well being worth having, can be found by sucking down radioactive gas in any format what so ever.