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Unformatted text preview: www.visiteuropeanspas.com ) Well, I think for the most part I have clearly defined what radon is. Now the next questions are how does radon get into own homes and what actually produces the exposure into our bodies. Using the information that I gathered in an article called “Understanding Radon” by G. Thomas Martin I found out that all homes using heat are subject to radon. He stated that houses are like chimneys. As the air in the house warms it rises out the attic opening and around the upper windows. This creates a small suction at the lowest level of the house. In turn this suction pulls the radon out of the soil and into the house. Martin went on to say that if you were to open a window in the upper part of the house you will feel heat going out the window. At the same time if you were to go the basement and open a window you would feel cold air going into your house. As far as what produces the exposure into our bodies I found that one simply inhales it....
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course CHM 101 taught by Professor Ruths during the Spring '08 term at UMass Lowell.
- Spring '08