natural radiation


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natural radiation

radioactivity that emanates from the soil, groundwater, or cosmic sources. Cosmic radiation includes actinic radiation from the sun and neutrinos from beyond the solar system.
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4] U C Mishra, Exposure due to the high natural radiation and radioactive springs around the world.
concentrations in the diet of residents in a high level natural radiation area in Iran"; 2006.
In addition to this natural radiation, we are exposed to radiation from medical diagnosis using X-rays, medical treatment, atomic bomb tests, and the nuclear industry.
But there was an outcry at an attempt to extend the rules to cover natural radiation such as sunlight - meaning builders and even Bavarian barmaids would have to cover up while working.
Plant workers receive radiation exposures that are well below harmful levels, and any radiation received by nearby residents is a tiny fraction of the natural radiation they receive.
And now some blithering idiot EU official wants to add natural radiation as well.
It is generally accepted that radon and its short-lived progeny account for approximately 50% of the total natural radiation dose to the world population.

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