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Believed to be a Hemorrhagic Stroke was Actually Radiation Poisoning

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

This is a testimony from one of our happy clients whose LIFE was changed through radon testing and mitigation. We hope this story helps other people.


Testimony sent by 74 year old patient to his family doctor.

Issue: Idiopathic condition.


Given that you may indeed view me as a reliable source, I wish to share what I believe to be some important facts relating to my case, (originally believed by the medical profession to be the result of a hemorrhagic stroke, later determined not to be the case), which occurred April 06, 2023 in which you have been very supportive and extremely patient, acting as my family physician.


There is little doubt in my mind, given your knowledge, dedication to the field of medicine,

and most likely, standing within the medical community, I would not have been fast tracked

through the Alberta Health Care system, by way of emergency attendances, clinical tests,

appointments with Cardiologist, Neuro-opthalmologist, Neurologist, and subsequent

CTscan, and MRI, all in an effort to determine the causes(s) of my complaint, had you not

personally supported and represented my case.


That being said, although a number of the associated symptoms were reduced significantly

by prescribed medication, between April 06 and June 15, some (headache, brain fog,

nausea, poor balance, numbness, shortage of breath) returned, and remained until around

July 26. Having closely examined the provided Alberta Health Services – Event Diary, which

I have been methodically maintaining since my appointment with the Neurologist, Dr.

Yanjun Duan, May 11, 2023 and in an effort to personally identify any trends and/or

triggers, I determined that since the medical authorities have since apparently exhausted

all medical/clinical symptomology, I needed to examine external factors, such as my

exposures in daily activities, foods, liquids, environment etc.


On July 22, 2023 I contacted a Company by the name of Great West Radon, who not only

provided me with a scientific instrument to measure the internal atmosphere conditions of

my home, with respect to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), and

Radon emission, but also, provided a home inspection relating to the aforementioned

VOC’s.


Radon is an odorless, invisible, radioactive gas naturally released from rocks,

soil, and water. Radon can get into homes and buildings through small cracks or holes and

build up in the air. Over time, breathing in high levels of Radon can cause lung cancer.


According to Great West Radon, many of their clients, those exposed to the long-

term effects of high levels of Radon gas exhibited negative health effects such as,

headaches, breathing conditions, confusion, forgetfulness, lack of mental clarity,

and poor balance, until such time as they were removed from the emissions.


Be advised, having done some basic research, it would appear that Radon gas is evident in

most homes. Typically, it presents at low levels, and is not detrimental to health with short term exposures. Health Canada Regulations require; exposure to Radon Gas, should remain

under 200 Becquerels/m3 TWA (Time Weighted Average), any level above the TWA

Exposure Limit, should be investigated and reduced. World Health Organization suggests

action at an even lower threshold of 100 Bq/m3 along with Evict Radon Organization

researchers.


Although Radon measurement in homes is typically carried out over a 90-day period, as

expressed by the professionals (Great West Radon), the measurement of Radon gas in my

home, albeit over a shorter period, presented at 1293bq/M3 TWA within 7 days of turning

on the measuring equipment, spiking as high as 1797bq/M3. This being 17.9 times greater

than the WHO limit. The instrument was also displaying “Poor Air Quality” for the entire

measuring period (14 days).


Of importance here, having been advised by Great West Radon, is the fact that Radon

levels within the home can potentially increase up by to 2 – 4 times during the winter

months compared to the summer or warmer months, due to the fact that windows/doors

etc., remain closed.


Radon Mitigation Mitigation (where warranted), is achieved by the installation of a closed system that produces a negative under-slab pressure, effectively reducing the level of Radon

gas present within the home, that MAY be the cause of adverse health conditions.

Having ascertained the exceptionally high levels of Radon gas within my home during

summer months, and in consultation with Great West Radon, I took what measures I

could to improve the air quality within my home (example: open all windows, turn off the

HRV ventilation system, turn on the furnace fan, install a temporary stand- alone fan). To

my relief, and within 48 hours of doing so, the Radon gas levels dropped to 43bq/M3, the

air quality within my home improved, and most importantly, my health condition changed

dramatically to the better, and remains to this day. A permanent Radon mitigation system

will be installed at my home on September 6, 2023.


Closing Remarks

As you know, I served in the military from 1965 – 1979 much of my time on active service,

in various theaters throughout the world. This recent illness, and the unknown causes(s),

have caused me a great deal of concern resulting in a low self-esteem, more so than at any

time during my service career. Frankly, I was beginning to wonder if the time and effort

that I have taken these past 74 years to keep myself physically and mentally active, was

worth the effort. I can now say, I think it was…


It is my hope that you will find this communication both informative and instructive to the

point that it may reduce the time that you have to commit to any future patient complaining of similar symptoms, and the expense likely caused to our AHC system by all the appointments, consultations, tests etc.


Thank you so much for your support, and for believing in me. You are a credit to your

profession and discipline. We Albertans, are lucky to have such a doctor as you.



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