Essays Tagged: "Radon"


this report deals with a toxic gas "radon" witch is a great problem in the world causing thousands of deaths every year do to lung cance ... witch is a great problem in the world causing thousands of deaths every year do to lung cancer noneRadonRadon is a naturally occurring radioactive element that can be found in soil, underground water ... ending on the types of rocks that are found in the soil. Exposure over prolonged periods of time to radon decay products has been associated with an increased risk of lung cancer.(3) The EPA describes ...

(6 pages) 82 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Information about Radon. Answers how it's used, where it's found, etc.

by looking at the properties of elements next to them and the elements that were in the same family.Radon was discovered in 1900. This element was discovered Friedrich Ernst Dorn. He discovered it in ... Germany while he was studying the radium decay chain. The most abundant isotope of this element is Radon-222, which is formed by the radioactive decay of radium-226.Since this element is radioactive, ...

(3 pages) 28 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Lung Cancer

pproximately 3,000 lungcancer deaths and as many as 50,000 deaths from heart disease annually(LUSA).Radon is considered to be the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. today. Radon gas can c ... ks in the foundation orinsulation, as well as through pipes, drains, walls or other openings(LUSA). Radon causes between 15,000 and22,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States -- 12 percen ...

(4 pages) 87 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Health Concerns of Expousure to Radiation

nuclear bomb. I will explain to you the concerns and effects in various biological exposures, what radon is and how the measure it, and what causes the damage of radiation.Radiation is the transferri ...

(2 pages) 33 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays


Each of the harmful chemicals can still enter into non-smokers lungs when they are around smokers. Radon is also a leading cause of cancer. Radon is a radioactive gas that is invisible and odorless. ... ible and odorless. Radon can be found in the surface of the earth. When people come in contact with radon it cause the same results as smoking, the cells be come usual. Thus leads to lung cancer. Peop ...

(6 pages) 519 0 3.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Noble Gases

up group 18 in the periodic table. There are six in total: Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon, and Radon. Noble gases are relatively unreactive. Until 45 years ago, noble gases were believed to be en ... table at temperatures below -40C. Xenon is most commonly used in powerful lamps and bubble chambers.Radon is difficult to study because all its isotopes are radioactive. The radiation given off is so ...

(4 pages) 10 0 3.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Radon. Our Major Source of Radiation Dose

Radon: Our Major Source of Radiation DoseIntroductionRadon-222 is a natural, radioactive isotope of ... 86, thatoccurs in the uranium-238 decay chain (see table 1). Its immediate parent isradium-226, and radon-222 itself decays by alpha particle emission through aseries of short -lived decay products (m ... ium234 alpha 247,000 yearsThorium230 alpha 80,000 yearsRadium226 alpha 1,602 yearsRadon222 alpha 3.82 daysPolonium218 alpha 3.05 minutesLead214 beta 27 minutesBismu ...

(9 pages) 1062 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Top 10 List of Uncontrollable Risk Factors for Infectious Diseases

egular check-ups / immunization / hygieneDiseases communicated by airi.e.) tuberculosis.flu and etc.RadonChange ventilation system / radon checksAccording to CDT Minnesota Department of Health (2007), ... and releases radiation. It is produced from minerals in soil, such as uranium and radium. Although radon is present throughout the environment, when high levels are present indoors people are exposed ...

(3 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Water and air pollution

of a radioactiveelement called Uranium. Uranium turns into Radium once it decays afterward forming Radon. Radon is agas that combines with air through evaporation. Human activities or anthropogenic s ...

(5 pages) 1 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences