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Relief in a Radon Mine

Somewhere underground in a mine in Montana sits a person with a chronic condition. He or she is there believing that the low doses of Radon being radiated there relieves them of the pain of their condition where traditional medicine has seemingly failed.

Although forms of radiation are used in cancer treatment, the World Health Organization, the EPA, and others classify Radon as a killer – the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer.

Yet, people claim they find relief in the mines, and there are those in the scientific and medical community who believe them and want to find out why.

Kaiser Health News Montana Correspondent Kathryn Houghton covered the story and will join us today to talk more about it.

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