radon daughters

radon daughters

ions that are decay products of radon. They are regarded as a potential health hazard by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because they tend to adhere to surfaces, such as the alveoli of the lungs, where they can cause ionizing radiation damage.
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The high-linear energy transfer alpha particles emitted by radon and radon daughters can directly attack genomic DNA and cause mainly double-strand breaks in DNA (Prise et al.
1,2) When radon disintegrates, it produces radon daughters (most notably 218Po and 214Po) which are themselves radioactive.
As a result, some houses contain levels of radon gas and radon daughters even higher than those in mines.
Evaluation of occupational and environmental exposures to radon and radon daughters in the United States.
Engineers quide to the elementary behavior of radon daughters.
Harmful levels of radon and radon daughters (a decay product) can accumulate, especially in airtight or small spaces such as basements and crawl spaces.
OF ENVIRNOMENTAL RADON DAUGHTERS IN THE ETIOLOGY OF
In Landor's Tower as in previous novels such as White Chappell Scarlet Tracings, Downriver, and Radon Daughters, discrete narratives begin on parallel tracks and, contrary to all our assumptions, converge.
2)There are several measures of the concentration of radon and radon daughters in the air.
By seeding the air with copious quantities of respirable aerosols, says Johnson, smokers apparently enable radon daughters to prolong their stay in the air, where they remain available for inhalation.
Limits for inhalation of radon daughters by workers.
When these dust particles are inhaled with the radioactive radon daughters, they lodge in the sensitive tissue surrounding the airways of the lungs.