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Uses and Dangers of Radiation

We have to recap the ionisation and penetration of each of the three types of radiation.

Ionisation basically means when a type of radiation travels through an atom, it has the ability to
knock off one of the atoms electrons. When an electron is lost,…

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Uses of Radiation

Tracers ­ You can take a drink/tablet or an injection containing gamma radiation and a doctor will
be able to see the problems inside your body using an external detector.

Treatment of cancer ­ gamma radiation can be fired at the area inside your body which has…

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Medical Professionals:

They use lead aprons and lead screens to reduce the amount of exposure to gamma rays
when treating cancer or other diseases.
When an individual needs an x-ray, they will cover the rest of their body with lead or other
absorbing materials to make sure radiation doesn't enter…

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