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Why test for radon?

Radon at elevated levels will increase your chances of getting lung cancer, and the only way to know if you have elevated levels of radon is to test. It doesn't matter if all (MORE)

Why is radon harmful?

Not only is it a very radioactive gas but its also the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer, the first being smoking.
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Is Radon abundant?

A2. Radon is a decay product of Uranium, and is about 6 radioactive decay steps from U238. The Uranium occurs in some granite rocks, and as buildings are often made from this (MORE)
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Is radon explosive?

No, radon is a noble gas, meaning it's pretty much inert.\n. \nIt is radioactive, of course.
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What is radon?

Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. It is formed as natural deposits of uranium throughout the earth's crust decay. As radon decay products are inh (MORE)

Is Radon a metal?

  No. Radon is a colorless, radioactive, inert gaseous element formed by the radioactive decay of radium. It is used as a radiation source in radiotherapy and to produce (MORE)

How can you detect radon?

You have these options:   * The easiest one is to buy an electronic detector. They are not very precise but they tell you enough about the presence of Radon to know if yo (MORE)

How radon is measured?

Radon radioactivity is measured in becquerels (Bq) where 1 becquerel = to the disintegration of one atomic nucleus per second   * Concentration in air is measured in Bq (MORE)