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inert gas

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Meteorology and Climatology.

Syn: noble gas. Helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon, all of which occur in trace amounts in the atmosphere, and all of which share the quality of being difficult to combine...

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radioactive fallout

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

Suspended particulate matter from a nuclear explosion or nuclear power plant accident that disseminates radioactive material. The fallout is greatest along the path of prevailing winds,...

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tracer

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Meteorology and Climatology.

A slang or jargon term for a substance or phenomenon that indicates what is happening and how a process works. A “tracer condition” is one that is easily diagnosed and that indicates by its...

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