I recently took a course on the physics of RADON 222
I learned new information that i am chomping at the bit to share with people. tell every one you know!
Ten facts about RADON:
1. Radon gas is noble & heaviest gas on periodic table.
2. Radon is the largest source of exposure to radioactivity.
3. Alpha particles are emitted from the decay of radon gas;
the impact of the discharge of alpha particles is what
damages lung tissues
4. Alpha particles are very light- they have a helium nucleus.
5. Radon is not limited to the basement,
the forces that draw it in to the home will continue
to draw it up into living areas.
6. The SURGEON GENERAL , on Jan 13, 2005 issed a
health advisory : RADON CAUSES LUNG CANCER
7. Radon gas is a class A Carcinogen ( group 1)
8. Radon is spontaneous and unpredictable
9. Uranuim decay chain leads to Radon which decays
to Polonium, lead, bismuth, and polonium again;
the half lives are relativly short- increasing
potential for exposure to radioactivity.
10. Radon mitigation (reduction) systems CAN also
help reduce mold and other volotile organic
coumpound gasses, and have been installed
for those purposes.
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