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radon

Colorless, odorless gas that occurs naturally due to the breakdown of minerals in the earth. It tends to become trapped in our modern, nearly air-tight homes. Since there has been some correlation between radon and lung cancer, the EPA recommends levels no higher than 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), although generally acceptable levels are in the range of 4 to 8 pCi/L. The EPA Web site at www.epa.gov has information on testing for radon and reducing it.

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A one-week Wightlink Green Getaways self-catering holiday at Niton Barns costs from pounds 158 per person (based on four sharing), including return car ferry crossings from Portsmouth or Lymington.
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Please refer to the note in Notes to Editors section at the bottom of this release when considering the Niton results.
The Niton XL3t features a 50 kilovolt, 2-watt X-ray tube, the highest powered X-ray tube ever offered in a portable XRF analyzer, as well as advanced electronics, which enable a host of new features directly benefiting the customer," John Shein, director of global marketing for Thermo Scientific Niton Analyzers, says.
An inspection was conducted using a standardized lead questionnaire addressing the usual sources of lead in the home and testing a variety of surfaces with a Niton XL 309 portable X-ray fluorescence meter (XRF; Niton LLC, Billerica, MA) (CDC 1991).
A total of 1,940 Niton XRF scandium readings were taken on whole rock samples, and
Pet-friendly luxury barn complex Niton Barns in Niton, the most southerly villageon the Isle of Wight is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
CLPPB administers an XRF loan program that makes Niton model XLp303A instruments available to local county and city health jurisdictions throughout California.
Wight stuff - 3nts s/c from October 26 from PS150pp at 5* Niton Barns on the Isle of Wight.
Closer to Niton Barns,is another wild area, described as locally 'Little Colorado'.
A portable Niton XRF unit has been acquired to allow a more efficient and rapid response to mineral intercepts and geological changes.