Types of Radiation & Meaning

HSB/Inte Science | March 18, 2012 | Comments 0
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What is Radiation

  • Radition is an actom’s way of getting rid of its excess energy.
  • Particulate Radiation comes mainly from radio active substances such as radium, uranium and other heavy elements as they break down.
  • Radiation is Measured in curies and becquerels.
  • Bacteria can stand a radiation dose 10,000 times greater than the dose that would kill a human being.
  • The natural radioactivity of a brazil nut is about six becuquerels (0.000000014 curies), which means six atoms in the nut break up every second.

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