natural radioactivity


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natural radioactivity

Radioactivity emitted by elements in the environment, such as radon in soil. It may include alpha particles, beta particles, or gamma rays.
See also: radioactivity
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determine and measure the natural radioactivity in environmental samples Sungun's mining region, Zeiss journal Environmental Science and Technology, pp: 49-58.
5] C M Sunta, M David, M C Abani, A S Basu, K S V Nambi, Analysis of Dosimetry data of high natural radioactivity areas of south west coast of India.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its December 2000 rule limiting natural radioactivity (radionuclides) in drinking water under the Safe Drinking Water Act, is scheduled for oral argument before the D.
Natural radioactivity in bottled mineral water available in Australia.
Although natural radioactivity and conduction from the earth's core contribute small quantities of heat, the main drivers affecting soil temperature in the upper meters come from solar radiation and heat exchanges at the surface.
Since the natural radioactive materials under certain conditions can create dangerous levels of radiation, it is felt that the study of natural radioactivity in soil is necessary to assess health risks [4,5].
The study of natural radioactivity is important because naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) can served as good biochemical and geochemical tracers in environment in case of geological events such as earthquakes and eruptions' volcanic.
That means researchers must be able to tease that signal from stronger ones that result from natural radioactivity, including traces of radioactive contaminants in the detectors' components.
It has a long and distinguished research history, dating from the discovery of natural radioactivity by Pierre and Marie Curie in 1898.
Natural radioactivity from rocks within Ganymede could generate the required heat, notes David J.

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