Radiation v/s Electromagnetic waves

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Radiation v/s Electromagnetic waves

  1. 1. Radiation v/sElectromagnetic waves Understanding this phenomena and its impact on our lives
  2. 2. Concept Clarity • All electromagnetic waves are a type of radiation, but not all types of Radiation radiation are electromagnetic •Radiation is a general term used for particles of energy self-propagating through a space Electro Magnetic •Electromagnetic waves on the other Waves hand are formed by the radiation energy being absorbed by charged particles •The key difference lies in the wavelength, which determines the strength of the radiated energy
  3. 3. “Today, radiation is associated withsomething bad. We think of harmful and destructive rays.But the truth is that the discovery ofhow radiation works has gone a long way in helping mankind…
  4. 4. …The key lies in understanding whattypes of radiations are bad for you an protect yourself from it.”
  5. 5. So what exactly is bad for me?
  6. 6. Electromagnetic Fields are of two types: Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF) Non- Ionising Ionising
  7. 7. Conclusion• Radiation from Non Ionising sourcessuch asStatic electric and magnetic fieldsAppliances such as hairdryers, televisions, cellphones, etcRadio frequencyMicrowavesInfrared,Visible lightare safe, and do not cause damage tohealth
  8. 8. Conclusion•However, Ionising radiation found inoUltra violet lightoX-raysoNuclear raysis harmful and might cause cancer
  9. 9. For more on this and relatedtopics, visit: •http://theradiationdoctor.wordpress.com/

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