Electromagnetic Spectrum

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Nowshin
  • Created on: 31-05-13 12:40

Radiowaves

Uses
*broadcasting
*communications
*satellite transmissions

Dangers
* there's no known danger

1 of 7

Microwaves

Uses:
*cooking
*communications
*satelite transmissions

Danger
*heats internal body cells

2 of 7

Infrared Radiation

Uses
*cooking
*thermal imaging
*optical fibres
*remote controls

Danger
*skin burns

3 of 7

visible light

Uses
*photography
*vision
*illumination

Danger
*no known danger

4 of 7

Ultraviolet

Uses:
*security marking
*fluroscent lamps
*disinfecting water
*detecting forged bank notes

Danger:
*skin cancer
*eye problems

5 of 7

X-rays

Uses:
*medical scans
*airport security

Danger:

*mutation
*damage to cells
*can cause cancer

6 of 7

Gamma rays

Uses
* sterilising food/medical equipment
*detection of cancer
*killing cancerous cells

Danger
*mutation
*kills/damages cells

7 of 7

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Physics resources:

See all Physics resources »See all Electromagnetic Spectrum resources »