science unit 8 seminar


Write and submit a short essay response to the following questions: How common is radon exposure? Why are radon tests sometimes required before the sale of a house? If your neighbor’s house showed low levels of radon would you still need to test your house? Explain. How can you determine if you have elevated levels of radon in your home? Radon is a gas, should drinking water be tested? Why or why not? Why does the EPA suggest multiple short-term tests for radon in your house? How can you reduce radon levels in your house? What are radioactive decay and “half-life”? Are there some areas/regions that have a higher risk of radon exposure than others? Describe.

To receive credit for the Seminar if you are unable to attend, you are required to listen to the Seminar in the Seminar archive, read the transcript, and write a substantive response to the questions on the Seminar topic above, citing references as necessary. Your response should be approximately one written page. Submit your paper to the Seminar Dropbox.