Radon in Buildings

If you are a mom like me you probably got a letter from your children’s school in regards something on Radon testing or Radon in buildings. And the truth if that if you are not engaged in a nuclear company or association of some king I am certain you read the message one, twice, maybe more and didn’t get anything out of it.
Here you have some info about Radon just to try to help you understand what has happened in your children’s school within this “Radon” month.

From the CCOH website: Radon definition: radon is an invisible, odourless, tasteless and radioactive gas. It is formed by the disintegration of radium, which is a decay product of uranium. Radon emits alpha particles and produces several solid radioactive products called radon daughters. Some amounts of radon gas and radon daughters are present everywhere in the soil, water, and air. Particularly high radon levels occur in regions where the soil or rock is rich in uranium. Radon is emitted by radium in the ground, groundwater and building materials. It can enter the indoor air where it and its decay products accumulate in poorly ventilated areas. Harmful levels of radon and radon daughters can accumulate in confined air spaces, such as basements and crawl spaces. Radon daughters are inhaled with air and deposit in the lungs. The lung absorbs alpha particles emitted by the radon daughters. The resulting radiation dose increases the risk of lung cancer.

By | 2014-12-29T12:25:13+00:00 December 6th, 2014|Risk Assessment|0 Comments

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