Radon poisoning is a naturally occurring substance that forms when radium decays radioactively. Because of its radioactivity, health officials consider it a health threat.
Radon is a gas produced as an end product of radium decay. When excessive radon levels enter the body, it causes dangerous bodily changes.
It’s a natural element that turns into a gas at normal temperatures and pressures, and it’s one of the densest compounds that can stay a gas under normal conditions.
As a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas, radon is generally invisible to the human senses. Radon poisoning doesn’t manifest itself in the same way as other radioactive chemicals. Instead, radon exposure may cause lung cancer.