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    Although undetected by sight, smell, or taste, this radioactive gas has led to an estimated 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that can be found outdoors and indoors. It is a naturally occurring gas that comes from the radioactive decay of Uranium, which are found in soil and rock throughout the world. This radon then breaks down into solid radioactive elements which are called radon Progeny. This radon progeny can then attract to air particulates and if inhaled can give off high energy radiation which can damage the DNA inside the body’s cells. In comparison with Radon in outdoor air, humans confined air spaces, such as mines and buildings, are exposed to higher concentrations of radon. The levels…

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    The toxin Radon is a natural radioactive gas that is odorless and tasteless. It is really helpful with cancer therapy. It was initially used in hospitals to treat tumors and to help cure the illness. Radon has a half life of around four days, meaning half of any given amount of radon can decay other products for four days. Other parts of Radon is produced in the soil and gets exposed in the air. It moves from the soil to groundwater, which can be harmful because it gets into our drinking water.…

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    Over this period of time, it was reported that 11 of these men died from respiratory cancer and were nonsmokers. Major mortality rate due to lung cancer has been demonstrated in this group of people. National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance and epidemiology research have suggested that the workers were exposed to dusty mines with little to no effective ventilation, inadequate work gears, exposure to silica dust and radon gas. Evidently, these exposures created massive health issues on workers…

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    Radon Decay

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    So first off radon is a radioactive gas that has no color, odor or taste. It comes from uranium deposits, phosphate mines, and coal combustion. Radon as a short half-life of four days which means it starts breaking down into radon decay. Radon is in all soils, it has higher concentrations in granite, shale, and phosphates. Which sadly means the soil can be contaminated, which could lead to being absorbed into the plants, and then enter the food chain, nothing is known about the effects of this. …

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    Radon Research Paper

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    Radon is a colorless chemically-unreactive inert gas. You cannot see it, smell it or taste it. The atomic radius is 1.34 angstroms and it is the heaviest known gas. Radon is nine times denser than air. Because it is a single atom gas it easily penetrates many common materials like paper, low density plastic, most paints, and building materials like gypsum board, concrete block, wood paneling, and most insulations. Radon was discovered by Ernest Rutherford and Robert B. Owens in 1899.…

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    Radon Exposure

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    One way to initiate education and increasing public’s awareness on radon exposure and its negative consequences is by identifying who can be most affected by the chemical contact. Children and smokers are the most vulnerable to radon exposure (Huntington-Moskos, Rayens, Wiggins, & Hahn, 2016, p. 535). In comparison to adults, children are more sensitive to radon, which predisposes them to developing lung cancer (p. 529). The risk of getting lung cancer also drastically increases in smokers…

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    Radon Geology

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    Abstract This paper explores the medical geology aspect associated with the release of radon through geological deposits. To be able to assess the release of radon it is essential to understand that release of radon originates from uranium deposits and determine where uranium deposits can be located. If knowledge on the subject under investigation is gained, government officials, corporations and the general public can interpret this data to improve and possibly eliminate health and safety…

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    Research Paper On Radon

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    Radon is an unscented gas that comes from the radioactive decay of radium; radium itself comes from the radioactive decay of uranium, therefore radon originates from the radioactive decay of uranium. Approximately all uranium is found in the ground and bedrock, meaning radon continuously leaks out of the ground into the air, water, and built structures, such as houses. As stated above, Radon can be found outdoors in the air, soil, water in lakes and rivers, and even inside built structures.…

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    Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, making radon exposure a very real danger in the home. Luckily, radon mitigation will help protect your family from the risks of radon if your house tests above the recommended levels of exposure. Absolute Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning provides radon testing and mitigation services for homeowners in La Crosse, WI, and they will help keep your family safe. Here are the answers to three frequently asked questions about…

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    January is National Radon Action Month It is the duty of EcoSpect, Inc. to provide properties in Ithaca, Binghamton, and Finger Lakes, New York a clean and healthy indoor environment. We perform all kinds of home improvement services, from lead paint inspection to waterproofing, and we’re not stopping there. We care about your property’s health and safety. That is why, for the month of January, we would like to bring to light one dangerous element that is found in a lot of homes. Radon. What is…

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