Am I exposed to radiation?

Yes, we are all exposed to radiation, from various sources, all the time. Most of the radiation we are exposed to comes from natural sources, such as radon gas and cosmic radiation from the sun. Only about 15% of most people's radiation dose comes from artificial sources like medical devices, the nuclear industry or occupational exposures.

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