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radiation exposure


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Most (82%) of the radiation to which people are exposed comes from natural sources, including radioactive elements in the Earth and in our bodies, cosmic radiation from space, and radon gas. Of the 18% that comes from human activities, most is from medical X‐rays and nuclear medicine.

Subjects: Environmental Science.


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