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Gamma radiation and X-rays
You should know some of the properties and
uses of gamma radiation and X-rays.
Gamma radiation
Gamma waves have a very high frequency.
Gamma radiation cannot be seen or felt. It
mostly passes through skin and soft tissue,
but some of it is absorbed by cells.…

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seen or felt. X-rays mostly pass through skin
and soft tissue, but they do not easily pass
through bone or metal.
X-rays are used to produce photographs of
bones to check for damage such as fractures.
They are also used in industry to check metal
components and welds for cracks…


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