Our Radiation Environment - Where's the Radon!

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  • Wherever there are significant amounts of rocks, especially granite in the ground, radon exposure will be higher.
  • The picture below shows where radon levels are the highest in the USA.
  • Radon exposure accounts for 150 mrem - 300 mrem of a person's background exposure.
  • Radon is an inert gas that is a decay product of the Uranium series.
  • Being inert radon rises through the soil into our homes. The better insulated a home, the higher the radon exposure. Common practices for radon remediation are to open the windows and doors to a home.

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