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Can radiation pass through lead aprons?

  1. May 17, 2013 #1
    At 110Kev they block above 90 percent but I wonder about other lower frequencies specifically microwaves and radio waves?
     
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  3. May 17, 2013 #2

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    Look up the difference between ionising and non-ionising radaition.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation

    Wrap a radio in a box made of lead and it will be quite effective in blocking radio waves (Google Faraday cage) but copper will usually perform much better.
     
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