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Old 20th December 2006, 07:59 PM   #1
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I live in a basement suite and I've had a dosimeter sitting on the floor for no more than two years. The indicator has gone from 0 to 110 mR. Is that cause for concern?
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Old 20th December 2006, 08:34 PM   #2
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I would be concerned enough to check an authoritative source rather than a DIY Audio hobbyist web forum.

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Old 20th December 2006, 08:48 PM   #3
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I live in a basement suite and I've had a dosimeter sitting on the floor for no more than two years. The indicator has gone from 0 to 110 mR. Is that cause for concern?
google dental xray dose, background radiation..go to .gov links to see what is typical dosage for you over the course of a year.

http://www.nrc.gov/what-we-do/radiat...es.html#cosmic


http://www.nsc.org/issues/radon/faq.htm

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Old 20th December 2006, 09:51 PM   #4
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Have you started to glow in the dark? That would be a bad thing...
If not, that means it is not too late yet. Seek professional advice. Radon contamination should not be taken lightly.
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Old 20th December 2006, 09:56 PM   #6
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check to see if the battery is to low and giving a false reading.If the battery is good RUN ....LOL
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Old 21st December 2006, 09:56 AM   #8
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When the wife and I moved into a below ground suite a few years back, I phoned the government and said that radon was more of an east/prairie concern and the BC coast had such low levels, no one at the health authority was trained how to test for it.... if that's any indication.
(it's a carbon canister kit)

But call to double check anyway.
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We're going to need Polonium 210 detectors now...

My local drug store sells radon detection kits. Radon in Hawaii? Is there really radon in BC?
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Isn't polonium a decay product of radon?
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