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2. What is a medical risk of exposure to too much radiation?

  • Cancer (caused by mutations)
  • Weak immunity
  • Weakened bones
  • Fatigue and dizziness

3. What is the effect on the mass + atomic number on alpha on the nucleus?

  • No change
  • Atomic number goes down by 2
  • Atomic number increases by 2

4. How is the penetrating power of a beta particle reduced?

  • It cannot be reduced
  • With a thick layer of lead
  • With 3mm of aluminium
  • With paper or air

5. What is the most common source of background radiation?

  • Medical sources
  • Radon gas from the ground
  • Weapons testing
  • Food and Drink

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