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EESA10H3 Lecture Notes - X-Ray, Intellectual Disability, Fetus

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Radiation and Human Health Lecture 6
We can not escape radiation
1.Background radiation-Natural radioactivity in the Earth and by cosmic rays from outer space
Can not be controlled
2.Manmade radiation -electronic products:
X-ray machines
X ray diagnostic
Television sets
Microwave ovens
Radar devices
Can be controlled
Radiation and Human Health
Ionized radiation
Non-ionized radiation
How does Ionized Radiation cause health effects?
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