The fact that I can't even live in my house without radiation getting me... UGH
The Environmental Protection Agency
Hopefully, nobody will be SERIOUSLY injured by all this radiation in the world! Better get rid of my microwave while I'm thinking about it...
No Timmy, you can't sniff around the walls today, Radon levels are just too high right now!
We have always been exposed to natural radiation in our lives. It is present in the Earth's crust, the floors and walls of our home, schools, or offices, food we eat, and even our own bodies containing radioactive elements. Some sources of radiation in our homes include: Radon (a radioactive gas we can't see or smell, that creeps up in our walls or floors), Drinking water, Television, Soil, Consumer Products (cell phones, watches, fluorescent lights), etc.
The Environmental Protection Agency has a Radiation Protection Program. This was established to protect human and animal health, plus the environment from unnecessary exposure to radiatiom. The EPA is not deathly concerned about radiation in our lives, they just want to take precautions just in case someone was to intake too much radiation.
Radiation is a growing problem globally. If the use of ionizing radiation (radiation that carries enough energy to liberate electrons from atoms or molecules) continues to increase dramatically, the potential for health hazards will rocket.