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  • Radon

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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

  • 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

  • Radon Gas: A Problematic Issue In Our Daily Life

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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

  • Radioactive Material And Its Effects On Society

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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

  • 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

  • Fracking Banned

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    of the damages it inflicts on our environment, its health effects, and the negative impacts that it spews into our water. Fracking should be banned because it damages our environment by causing earthquakes, thriving climate change and increasing radon gas. An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 resulted from a fracking in 2014, British Columbia. A group

  • Radiation Is Natural Part Of The Earth

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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

  • Questions On Uranium And Uranium

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    early stages of the industry. Nowadays, the industry has changed drastically and a lot more can be done to ensure that safety is a number one priority. 2 Safety issues The process of mining uranium releases radon into the atmosphere as well as other heavy metals if not properly managed. Radon is a colourless, tasteless gas and exposure to high levels can increase the chances of getting cancer. As a result, every country that has nuclear facilities, has regulations to ensure public land, air and water

  • Radon Mitigation

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    surprise the average person. Radon is a colorless gas that is found in numerous homes across the country. In fact, many people are not aware that they have high amounts of radon in their home. Radon is a dangerous gas and is responsible for millions of health related problems yearly among people across the country. Experts agree that a radon test for the radon levels in the home is mandatory to determine if radon gas is within the structure of the building. Next, contact a radon mitigation contractor for

  • The Importance Of Radon

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    spokesperson's Office have evaluated that upwards of 20,000 lung tumor passings are brought in every year by radon. Radon is the second driving reason for lung tumor. Radon-impelled lung malignancy costs the Unified States over $2 billion dollars for every year in both immediate and circuitous social insurance costs. In view of National Tumor Foundation measurements of 14,400 yearly radon lung growth passings - Oster, Colditz and Kelley, 1984. As indicated by the US EPA, about 1 in

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