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background radiation

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n.
Relatively constant low-level radiation from environmental sources such as building materials, cosmic rays, and ingested radionucleides in the body.
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background radiation

Low-level radiation at the surface of the Earth that comes from cosmic rays and from small amounts of radioactive materials in rocks and the atmosphere.

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