P3.6 - The dangers and ethics of radiation

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Chris
  • Created on: 26-05-10 16:10

The importance of limiting exposure to radiation:

Remember 1 Gray = 1 Joule of energy per kilogram.

But 1 Sievert includes the quality factor, Alpha radiation ionises 20 times more than some other types.

Some occupations will carry a higher risk; Frequent fliers will meet more Cosmic Radiation and have a greater risk of some cancers; pregnant mothers should also be aware of the greater risk to a developing foetus; as children are growing they have relatively more of their cells undergoing mitosis, so mutations can have


No comments have yet been made

Similar Physics resources:

See all Physics resources »See all Radioactivity resources »