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  •  The next time someone gives you a hassle... (4+ / 0-)

    Ask them: have you had your house tested for Radon? If not, then politely ask them to STFU. Now that is an unacceptable radioactive source.

    I spent a couple years studying radioactivity (my high school had a peanut butter jar full of uranium 235 for me to play with). I even had a lovely tour of the cobalt-60 at Penn State. Good stuff.

    This is a great diary, one which I proudly recommend. There is too much ignorance around here regarding the myths of the past that is easily debunked with some research & reading, nuclear power being one of them. Thank you very much.

    "I'm not an actor, but I play one on TV."

    by zeitshabba on Wed Jan 03, 2007 at 12:37:42 PM PST

    •  I live in an environment rich in Radon. (2+ / 0-)
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      In fact there are unacceptable levels of Radon near the town of Tralee and Castleisland. Keep the windows open as often as you can, is the answer we are given.

      The essence of Liberalism is an attempt to secure a social order not based on irrational dogma. Bertrand Russell

      by Asinus Asinum Fricat on Wed Jan 03, 2007 at 12:40:55 PM PST

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      •  Seal the basement as best as possible, too. (3+ / 0-)

        You can't stop Radon in any real manner except to limit the paths it has to enter your home. The more you can seal the lowest depths of your house (and any part that is in direct contact w/ the earth), the better.

        Good luck & be careful - my high school had (and still has) incredibly high Radon levels, with 20 hours in the weightroom equal to roughly a carton of cigarettes a week. I learned this back in 1992, and the principal ignored me. In the 3 years following, 3 different teachers had heart attacks - the principal (worked out often), the gym teacher (worked out often), and the chemistry teacher (see above comment). Radon is not to be taken lightly, I must say.

        "I'm not an actor, but I play one on TV."

        by zeitshabba on Wed Jan 03, 2007 at 12:45:16 PM PST

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    •  It is my pleasure. Thank you for your comments. (2+ / 0-)
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