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Risks of Radon: The radiation beneath our feet – in C&EN

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Radiation exposure – something you’d undoubtedly want to avoid. But we’re all exposed to low levels of background radiation all the time, and the majority of this comes from the ground beneath our feet. The latest edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News looks at how radon is generated by radioactive decay and the risks that elevated radon levels can pose to our health. Click through to the C&EN site to view the full graphic.