What Contains Radioactive Materials?

Answer A great variety of radioactive materials exist, both natural and artificial. Many occur as part of mineral formations. Some give off dangerous amounts of radiation, others are weak and barely detec... Read More »

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Uses of Radioactive Materials?

Often associated with energy generation, radioactive materials have other important applications in modern life, such as medical diagnosis, cancer treatment, as well as the productions of sterilize... Read More »

Is radon produced from radioactive materials?

Sometimes. The highly radioactive element radium decays into radon gas. Uranium also decays into radon, after first decaying into thorium and radium. Other materials, such as radioactive carbon or ... Read More »

The Importance of Radioactive Materials in the Medical Field?

With events such as the Chernobyl nuclear station explosion, the Three Mile Island accident, or the more recent aftermath of earthquakes in Japan at the Fukushima station, it's normal that people a... Read More »

What is radioactive dating called?

Scientists refer to radioactive dating---the process of determining the age of objects based on the abundance of radioactive materials found in them---as "radiometric dating." In some instances, sc... Read More »