As most of you know, I've been blogging about the ongoing renovations to my former house since last October.
My house was just recently put on the market and sold for the asking price to my delight. However, when the buyers had the house inspected, very high levels of radon gas were detected in the basement. I'm still trying to obtain the precise measurements from my realtor.
I've been doing some research, and with some digging, found a possible link to at least Parkinson's and radon gas poisoning. My question is does anybody else know of a possible or direct link to radon gas poisoning and PSP?
What I've learned of radon since the issue came up, is it's a natural gas that arises from decaying soil. Old home and new homes can have high radon gas levels.
I became basically a shut-in from 2006 forward til we moved last October due to the numerous orthopedic surgeries I had and poor vision leading to cataract surgeries 2011. The visual symptoms began 2010 which is our mark with the start of my PSP. But from 2006 forward, I also fell into a severe depression with a great amount of apathy. Tho I had reasons for being depressed, those symptoms are also indicative of PSP. With all of these things combined, I seldom left the house.
I don't know how long the high levels of radon existed in that house. My oldest daughter had moved into her own apartment the last 2-1/2 years I lived there. My youngest lived with me but was seldom home, sometimes for days in a row. I often commented to my Mother if it was the house that was making me sick during my regression during those years. I was in and out of our local Home Depot and actually picked the test kits up for radon gas and mold poisoning, but never purchased them.
From what I've learned, the biggest symptom of exposure to radon gas poisoning is at a minimum, upper respiratory problems but often leads to lung cancer. I've had several chest x-rays over the last handful of years, and so far, so good.
I do intend to take this info to my Neurologist once I get the specific numbers and other related information. I also have serious issues with my central nervous and autonomic nervous systems. He believes they're PSP-driven.
But to the elusive cause of PSP, with an environmental factor triggering it being at the front of the list, I'm curious to get your input and responses.
Thanks in advance.