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Homework Help: please correct grammar in my paragraph

Posted by julie on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 11:41pm.

The critics of power plants are right: The amount of radiation power plants release is dangerous. However, people don’t realize that they are constantly exposed to radiation by various ways. One can get exposed to radiation of 350 millirems from just standing in the sun for a long time or 5 millirems from being higher in the atmosphere. For example, flying in an airplane increases radiation by “lessening the amount of atmospheric shielding from cosmic rays” (seattletimes). An example of an high altitude situation would also include someone living on a hill which would result in about 500 millirems of radiation per year. One can also experience radiation of about 5 millirems if he or she has a habit of smoking cigarette and gets treated for lung cancer. A nuclear plant, however, only releases around 5 millirems of radiation. Therefore, living near a nuclear plant would have very little effect on peoples’ health compared to the radiation they experience when they travel or go out in the sun.

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