|Everything in our lives is radioactive.
Read on to believe…
Everything we encounter in our daily lives – the air we breathe in, the water we drink, the food we eat, the ground we walk upon, and the consumer products we use – contains some radioactive material. Some are naturally occurring and some are man-made. Although many people know about the use of radiation in diagnosing diseases and treating cancer, when they hear the terms ‘radioactive’ and ‘radiation’, they tend to imagine mushroom clouds and monster mutants that inhabit the world of science fiction movies and comic books. Careful analyses help in identifying and quantifying radioactive materials in just about anything. This enables us to understand the phenomenon of radioactivity better.
* Information taken from a Health Physics Society Fact Sheet, "Consumer Products Containing Radioactive Materials," published in November 2002.
||Here are a few common consumer products that often contain enough radioactive material for it to be identified using a simple hand-held radiation survey meter:
ECO ideas Competition
This summer vacation do something important like organising a ‘used battery collection drive’, or an awareness campaign on radioactivity in your locality with the help of Resident Welfare Association or local civic body of your area.And do not forget to write to us about your experience and we will let all our readers know about it through Gobar Times.
Email us at email@example.com
Rush your entries to:
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The best entries will get published and win free Gobar Times subscription for a year.