Radon gas can enter a building anywhere it is in contact with the ground, which means that any building can have Radon: new and old buildings, well-sealed and drafty buildings, buildings with or without a basement, your home, your office, and even your kid’s school. The EPA estimates that one in five US schools has….
When you think of Marie Curie you probably think of her as a famous scientist and the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. And if you’ve been following us for a while you might recall that the unit of measure for radon gas is named in honor of her, the picocurie (pCi/L). But did….
One of the most infamous tales from our history with radiation is the Radium Girls. These young women worked in watch factories in the early 1900’s, painting watch dials with self-luminous paint, which contained radium. The women were instructed to point the paint brush with their lips to ensure a fine tip. Celebrities in their….
If someone told you that drinking Radium infused water would cure more than 150 ailments, would you drink it? That is exactly what happened in the 1920’s to a wealthy socialite named Eben Byers. After suffering a broken arm that refused to heal, upon his doctor’s recommendation Byers started drinking RadiThor, a radioactive elixir billed….
There is a silent killer in your home, Radon gas. You cannot see, taste, or smell Radon but long-term exposure is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates Radon is responsible for 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally during….
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