Climate & Climate Politics

Alt Med Nonsense

This one is new to me, I first heard of this in a forum I surfed through yesterday so having a few minutes on my hands I did a little searching to see what I might find about this incredibly obscure alt med idea that Radon can be used to treat a list a large list of aliments and maladies.

The doctor who wrote this article Radiation and Health: An Overview of Radon Therapy in the United States and Europe cited by the folks running “Free Enterprise Radon Mine” is an associate professor of cultural anthropology (the comparative study of human societies and cultures and their development) at Cal Fullerton and not a medical doctor or medical researcher. The “paper” is not peer reviewed or published in any peer reviewed medical journals. The quacks  and/or exploiting opportunists running this mine full of radon have listed her paper and other articles to support their sham.

With time we may very well find that there is some therapeutic medical value to “radon mine” therapy but lets think critically right now, its unproven quack nonsense until real scientific/medical testing and trials proves otherwise,

I am again reminded of the famous axiom made famous in Tim Minchin’s “beat poem” Storm

A small crack appears
In my diplomacy-dike.
“By definition”, I begin
“Alternative Medicine”, I continue
“Has either not been proved to work,
Or been proved not to work.
You know what they call alternative medicine
That’s been proved to work?…


Tim Minchin’s Storm the Animated Movie – YouTube

Share This