RED LODGE POST
For many people good health is elusive. Unconventional therapies may help, at least they hope so. This being the case, some folks visit radon health mines in Montana.
Radon is a radioactive gas which comes from the decay of radioactive uranium. In abandoned, underground, uranium mines in Montana, Radon enters the soil, water, and air.
When spending time in a mine, visitors are exposed to high levels of radon. Exposure to the radon gas alleviates various ailments, some people claim.
Radon health mines are located south of Helena in the villages of Basin and Boulder. Two mines are especially popular: Merry Widow Health Mine in Basin and the Free Enterprise Radon Health Mine in Boulder.
The radon health mines are not regulated by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. If visitors have any concerns about exposure to radioactive radon, the risk is entirely their own.