Episode 1 – Earth’s Crust

Earths Crust - Copper - Kathriona and UCC Richard Unitt
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10 Things to Know About… Earth’s Crust

In the first episode of the new series, we’re investigate radon, the silent radioactive killer that’s naturally contained in the rocks and soils across Ireland. Incredibly, exposure to radon gas in our homes is second only to smoking as the leading cause of lung cancer in Ireland and yet its surprisingly easy to tackle. Aoibhinn meets the EPA’s David Fenton to find out more and Jonathan takes to the skies to see how better mapping is helping identify areas of the country at risk. In Weird Science, Fergus reveals that humanity’s legacy on planet earth may have a distinct avian element… and Kathriona heads underground to meet the researchers who are travelling back in time to reveal the copper mining secrets that could provide solutions to the demands of modern technology…

RTE One @ 8.30pm, Monday 13th November 2017

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