Defunct gold and uranium mines south of Helena, Montana, attract ailing tourists, who immerse themselves in radon gas to improve their health. Each summer tourist come to the radon health mines to relax and treat arthritis, lupus, asthma and other various ailments. While owners of the health mines do not guarantee any cures, some visitors claim that their health has greatly improved from breathing the gas within the mines.
The typical vacation at a radon health mine lasts a week or two. Visitors are recommended to sit in the mine two or three times a day, until they hit the maximum annual exposure level designated by the state. The permitted total visit is determined by the radiation level of the particular mine.
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