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A form of energy that is emitted in rays, electromagnetic waves or particles
Non Ionizing Radiation
When an unstable nucleus emits energy
Low energy, stopped by clothing or paper, particle radiation
More energy, stopped by aluminum or thin metals, particle radiation
High energy, stopped by lead or concrete radiation waves
Human made radiation
Bombs, nuclear power, imaging
Electromagnetic, terrestrial (earth) radiation
Causes of Human Made Radiation
Weapons, nuclear power accidents, testing
A nuclear power accident that occurred in the Ukraine in 1986
Atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945.
Medical test to help detect tumors and broken bones
Non Ionizing Examples
Cell phone, remote control, microwave
Super nova, dental x-ray machine, skull MRI
Safe yearly dose of radiation
Unit in which radiation is measured
The number of waves, how often they occur
Distance between waves
Ultra Violet radiation
Some waves are ionizing, some are non ionizing.
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