Although radioactive materials are associated with power stations and bombs, we live with radioactive substances all around us. What are they, and do they affect us?
- Humans live with background radiation every day.
- Radon gas escapes from Earth and materials in the ground.
- Our bodies contain small amounts of radiation.
- There is radiation from cosmic rays and X-rays.
Not all radiation comes from nuclear fallout
You live with background radiation every day from...
Ground and buildings
Radioactive radon gas escapes from Earth and materials dug from the ground
• Medical procedures
X-rays are radioactive so you shouldn't have too many over a lifetime
Radiation from ...
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