Gamma Rays

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  • Created by: Najeeha
  • Created on: 17-05-14 13:19
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  • Gamma Rays
    • Uses
      • Food and Medical Equipment Sterilistation
      • Radiotherapy,e.g kill cancerous cells
    • Sources
      • Earth decay of radioactive substances
      • Stars/black holes
    • Dangers
      • damages cells causing mutations leading to cancer and cell death e.g in unborn babies
      • In extreme cases death
    • Precautions
      • Wear at least 4 inches of lead lined clothing(only lead an concrete are able to block gamma rays)
      • Radioactive waste must be seated and buried deep in the ground.
      • Radioative substance shouldnt be handled with bare hands
      • Aviod faulty equipment or too many treatments


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