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    Introduction: 1. Radon is one of the noble gas with the symbol Rn 2. It is a colorless, odorless and radioactive noble gas 3. It is usually formed by the decay of radioactive metals, such as uranium, thorium, or radium 3. Normally states as gas in 20°C 4. Radon has negative influences on human being if it is used in a wrong way 5. Normally, radon can be found indoors and outdoors 6. The average level of radon is 1.3 picocuries per liter indoor 7. The average outdoor level of radon is 0.4 picocuries

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    Radon Essay

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    Radon      Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive element that can be found in soil, underground water, and outdoor air. Some of the properties of this gas include being odorless, tasteless, and colorless. The concentrations vary throughout the country depending on the types of rocks that are found in the soil. Exposure over prolonged periods of time to radon decay products has been associated with an increased risk of lung cancer.(3) The EPA describes an elevated concentration as

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    colorless and tasteless, but is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers? Radon. January is noted as Radon Action Awareness Month, Radon surveys show six percent of homes in the U.S. have average concentrations above the recommended maximum level (4 pCi/L or above). However, in Bennett County 11 percent of homes have concentrations above the maximum level and 21 percent are between two and 3.9 pCi/L. Radon is a naturally occurring gas in soils and enters homes through cracks or openings in

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    Radon-222 Research Paper

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    There are numerous different isotopes of radon so it is difficult to verify who discovered it first, but radon-220 and -222 are the most common forms of this element. Radon-222 was first discovered by a German chemist named Friedrich Ernst Dorn while he was studying radium’s decay chain in 1900. However Robert Owens and Ernest Rutherford observed another isotope of radon first, radon-220, in 1899. More specifically, Rutherford discovered radon's alpha radiation and Dorn discovered that radium was

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    but excessive levels of radon gas can occur in almost any type of workplace. The amount of radon that collects in a building depends on its location, structure and how it is used. In workplaces such as offices, where hazards are normally low, radon can be the largest occupational health risk. Furthermore, employees who live nearby may also be exposed to a high radon level while at home. Wider awareness of radon can, therefore, benefit your staff. All workplaces in radon Affected Areas should be

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    Radon is a silent killer that you may never know is there. Statistics report that radon is the number one cause of lung cancer for non-smokers in the US and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall. Radon is an odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium in the soil and water underneath a home. Over time, radon gas can enter your home through cracks and gaps in the home’s walls and floors, and around service pipes that enter the home. It can even enter

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    Radon Gas is a rising issue in our daily lives, as it is emerging to become a problematic issue globally. Radon is an odorless, colourless gas that can be harmful to both adults and children. The gas enters your house through the ground and it is made from the breakdown of uranium in the soil (Health Canada). The gas has a concentration in the winter compared to other times in the year (Government of Canada). The amount of radon in your house also depends on 3 other factors. These 3 factors are how

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    about its power and potency. Some proclaim its amazing power to heal, while others fear its strength and destructive nature. The paradox of these very differing views about what radon really is has caused controversy and many conflicts of opinions. Today, many people go and expose themselves to high levels of natural radon in caves. They claim it helps heal their pains and diseases that have mostly been untreatable by medicine. These caves have become greatly revered by their clients, but others see

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    The Danger of Randon

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    Inconspicuous, yet lethal. Radon gas can be found deep within the earth’s crust all the way up to your home’s basement. It lurks in closed off spaces and can be detrimental when inhaled. Devices to detect and measure radon levels can be used to help monitor its presence, and methods to help alleviate abundant amounts can be put into effect to ensure the safety of your home and workplace.1 It all began back in the year 1900. German Physicist Friedrich Ernst Dorn discovered radon.2 It was thanks to the

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    Radiation is natural part of the Earth. Radiation exists all around us, in the air, the soil, and rock. Humans have lived, and thrived in a radioactive environment since the beginning of time. Radon is one form of radiation, it’s odorless, tasteless, invisible, and it’s in the air we breathe. Cosmic radiation is in space as heavily charged particles and gamma rays. Terrestrial radiation is emitted naturally in the form of heat from the Earth. Then we have manmade radiation. In 1895 Roentgen discovered

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