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    *Describe the type of radiation that is emitted by radon gas and how it poses a health risk.

    * Identify potential human health risks associated with living in a home where radon gas levels may be high.

    * Describe corrective/remediation measures that can be taken to reduce radon levels in a home.

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    Radon is a colorless gas which is chemically non-reactive inert gas. It is the densest gas known. It emit alpha and beta particles and gamma rays.

    Breathing air with radon and its decay products poses major risk to human health. It can cause lung cancer. Ingestion of radon from water cause added risk. Radon and its decay products also occur in indoor air for example in tobacco smoke. Alpha radiation causes damage to lung tissue which is very sensitive. Most of the radiation dose not actually come from radon itself but from exhaled ...

    Solution Summary

    The health risks of radon gas exposure are explored.