Background radiation - Background radiation is ever present...

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Background radiation is ever present radiation that is left over from the formation of the universein the Big Bang. Major sources of background radiation include cosmic rays, radioactiveminerals, and living beings like plants and animals. Background radiation is measured with adevice called a Geiger-Mueller tube.Two elements that produce background radiation are uranium and thorium. Their decayequations areFor uranium andFor thorium.
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Chemistry, Cosmic Rays, The Big Bang, Plants, Radioactive Decay, Minerals, Radiation, Chemical element, Ionizing radiation, Cosmic microwave background radiation, Background radiation

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