Don Rice & James Coburn

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Radon gas can be found nearly everywhere. It is formed by the decay of radium, which is found in rocks, soil, plants, and animals. Radon gas can become trapped in buildings and is dangerous at high levels. It is particularly known to be high in many areas of the state of Utah. It is important for the average citizen in Utah to understand more about radon and what levels they may be exposed to. An experiment was done to try an alternate, faster method of testing for radon gas. This experiment was performed in several different locations in Utah. While not as accurate as other typical methods, it was found that this method was useful for getting an idea of relative levels of radon between various locations. It was also a useful method for studying the decay curve of radon and radon progeny.

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