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Common Sources of Radiation in Everyday Life

Radiation is a bigger part of your life than you may think.

Many people don’t give a second thought to radiation because they don’t believe that it actually affects their lives. If you’ve been operating under this misconception, you may be surprised to learn that radiation is much more common than you might think. At SOEKS, we are dedicated to protecting you and your family from the dangers of radiation, and that’s why we offer the very best radiation detectors on the market. The following is a list from our experts of some of the most common places to find radiation in your everyday life:

#1. Television

If you have a TV that contains cathode ray tubes, you could be exposed to radiation from simply watching your favorite shows. The typical American will spend about four and a half hours per day watching TV, and by doing this, they will also acquire one millirem of radiation every year.

#2. Cigarettes

We all know that smoking is bad for you, but if you need yet another reason to stop smoking, radiation may be it. Cigarettes contain the radioactive materials lead-210 and polonium-210, and studies have found that these materials remain in the body even after it has processed the tobacco. These radioactive materials are what contribute to the fact that smoking is the cause of 90 percent of lung cancer deaths in women and 80 percent of the lung cancer deaths in men.

These are just a couple of example of everyday sources of radiation that could be in your life. Learn more when you stay tuned for our next blog.

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