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The Periodic Table of Videos: Radon
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The Periodic Table of Videos: Radon

A component of the background radiation that is part of everyday life, radon is a colorless and odorless gas. It results from the breakdown of naturally occurring uranium in rock and soil. When it accumulates at high levels in buildings, it can be a health hazard.

Explore the facts about radon — and share them at home!

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