A ubiquitous phenomenon is that humans are surrounded by radiation in some form during their day-to-day lives. Basking in the sun’s rays and listening to the crashing waves on the shore are both examples of radiation. The term radiation originates from the word radiate and as such refers to the transmission of energy in the form of waves or particle movement through space or a material. There are multiple forms of radiation existing in nature, some of which are harmless and others that can be harmful depending upon exposure, and even curative, such as radiation therapy (RT).

It is the varying types of electromagnetic radiation and particle radiation that are most relevant to persons studying human behavior. Forms of radiation differ with respect to wavelength and ...

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