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Radiation The term radiation refers to “Energy traveling through space. Some types of radiation associated with radioactivity are alpha and beta particles and gamma and X rays.” Radiation also includes neutrons, which are uncharged.
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Ionizing Radiation Radiation that “. . . has enough energy to remove tightly bound electrons from atoms, thus creating ions = Free Radicals .” Examples of ionizing radiation include alpha and beta particles, gamma rays, X rays and neutrons.” Ionizing radiation is used to generate electric power, to kill cancer cells, and in many manufacturing processes.
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Anthropogenic (man-made) Sources of Ionizing Radiation X-rays and other procedures used in medicine (medical tests and therapies) Consumer products Radioactive substances used in industry Nuclear power generators Radioactivity (e.g., radioactive fallout) from the production and detonation (primarily for testing purposes) of nuclear weapons.
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Natural Sources of Ionizing Radiation
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