UNIT 1 TEST
Radon is radioactive. True or False?
Protons have a (_______?) charge.
Radiation is released in the process of (_______?)
Half life is the time required for (_______?) of the atoms to decay.
Name one characteristic of a Radon Decay Product.
Airborne Radon Decay Products are nonbreathable. True or False?
Gamma rays can penetrate concrete. True or False?
One picoCurie is one (_______?) of a Curie ( .037 dps).
The International Radon unit is the (_______?).
One working level is the amount of short-lived radon decay products that exist at any one moment, if a room constantly maintained (_______?)pCi/L.
Name two factors affecting Equilibrium ratio.
Radon decay products can be fatal if attached to dust particles. True or False?
What is the main health affect of radon?
Radon was identified in autopsies of European miners as lung cancer in what year?
What type of damage is caused to DNA when alpha particles strike lung cells?
Name one way RDPs impact lung tissue.
Name two forms of scientific basis for radon risk estimates.
Ecological studies are not recommended due to transient nature of population and wide radon variations within an area. True or False?
Case control studies compare an individuals radon exposure to (_______?) history.
Radon is (_______?)% of the sources of radiation exposure to the US population.
Animal studies are (more/less?) useful for determining interaction of RDPs and smoking.
Radon hs been regulated in mines since (_______?).
Radon is the cause of (_______?) annual cancer deaths.
(_______?)% to (_______?)% of lung cancer deaths are from smoking alone.
Radon is the cause of more deaths than drunk driving. True or False?