Going Bananas about Radioactivity
This Catalyst article looks at how humans are exposed to radiation from many different sources, including food. The article describes the doses of radiation from sources such as:
• building materials and rocks
• bone scans
• cosmic rays
• radon gas
The article illustrates the constant exposure to background radiation and can be used to promote an understanding of the assessment of risk.
This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2012, Volume 22, Issue 3.
Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Annual subscriptions to print copies of the magazine can be purchased from Mindsets.
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