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Basic study on positive effects of radon inhalation on pet's health

Kataoka, Takahiro*; Tokunaga, Rikizo*; Sakoda, Akihiro   ; Kawabe, Atsushi*; Hanamoto, Katsumi*; Yamaoka, Kiyonori*

Radon inhalation using our radon exposure device activated anti-oxidative function in some organs of mouse. To assess the possibility of its application to veterinary care, healthy dogs and cats with chronic renal failure were inhaled radon at a concentration of 5500 Bq/m$$^{3}$$ for 30 minutes every 2 days for 30 days. In result, radon inhalation within a relatively long time period significantly decreased the triglyceride level of dogs. On the other hand, some cats increased the volume of drinking water by radon inhalation and the creatinine level in blood of these cats was decreased to normal level. These findings suggest that radon inhalation may have curative properties against chronic renal failure.



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