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Background Radiation: Definition, Causes & Examples

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Is all background radiation dangerous?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a source of background radiation?

2. What is the maximum safe dose of ionizing radiation per year?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Make sure you know about the dangers and consequences of background radiation in order to pass this quiz. You'll also need to know what is classified as background radiation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you understand the following:

  • Sources of background radiation
  • Potential dangers of background radiation
  • The maximum safe dose
  • What affects how much background radiation you receive

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related background radiation lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about radiation exposure to people in the U.S. versus other parts of the world in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding common sources of background radiation

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson, Background Radiation: Definition, Causes & Examples, for further study. This lesson will help you with the following objectives:

  • Define background radiation
  • Understand where background radiation comes from
  • Determine how radiation is measured
  • Know how much radiation exposure is too much
  • Understand the different types of background radiation
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