When was radon discovered?

Answer According to Jefferson Labs, German-born Friedrich Ernst Dorn identified radon after experimenting with the decay of radium. Dorn called his discovery niton (from the Latin word for shining), but i... Read More »

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Who discovered the element radon?

A German chemist, Friedrich Ernst Dorn, discovered the radioactive element radon in 1900, according to Jefferson Lab. Radon is elemental 86 on the Periodic Table of Elements and has the symbol "Rn.... Read More »

When were the Fiji Islands discovered& who discovered them?

The original inhabitants of the islands of Fiji came from Melanesia some 3,500 years ago. Dutch explorer Abel Janzsoon Tasman sighted the northeast islands of Fiji in 1643. British Captain James Co... Read More »

When did radon testing start?

Radon is a naturally occurring gas found in the Earth's crust. It is produced by the natural decay of the element radium. Testing for radon first began in uranium mines during the middle of the las... Read More »

When did people find out that radon was a problem?

The University of North Carolina, Charlotte reports that radon was not discovered until 1900, shortly after lung cancer due to radon exposure was found to be the cause of death in Austrian miners. ... Read More »