How does geology affect our daily life?

1 Answer
Aug 2, 2018


One way is radon gas in western Pennsylvania


The Oil Coal and Shale layers in Western Pennsylvania release significant amounts of radioactive radon gas. Understanding the geology helps to predict what homes and basements are potentially subject to radon gas exposure.

As exposure to radioactive gas can cause cancer detecting and controlling the radon gas release by the geological layers does affect people's daily life.