Background Radiation

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What is Background Radiation?
Radiation that is present at all times, all around us, wherever you go.
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The Background Radiation we recievce comes from...
Unstable isotopes, space and man made sources.
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Unstable Isotopes
all around us, in the air,in food,in building materials and in rocks.
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Radiation from Space
cosmic rays, mostly come from the sun.
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Man made Sources
Fallout from nuclear weapon tests, nuclear accidents (chernobyl) or dumped nuclear waste.
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The Relative Proportions of Background radiation
pie chart
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The Background Radiation we recievce comes from...

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Unstable isotopes, space and man made sources.

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Unstable Isotopes

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Radiation from Space

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Man made Sources

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