Radiation Basics | Health Physics Society

In summary, the Health Physics Society is an excellent resource for individuals seeking information on radiation and radiation interactions.
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The Health Physics Society is an excellent resource for information on radiation and radiation interactions.

http://www.hps.org/publicinformation/ate/cat47.html

The following FAQs have been developed by our topic editors for this category:

How Can You Work Safely Around Radiation?
Radiation Basics
Radioactivity Units
Relationship Between Radionuclide Gamma Emission and Exposure Rate
What is Radiation?
What Is Radioactive Contamination?
What Types of Radiation Are There?

The following HPS Web pages also address this category:

Glossary of Radiation Terms
Shielding of Gamma Radiation

http://hps.org/publicinformation/radardecaydata.cfm
 
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Great post! Thank you :)
 
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Thank you for sharing this resource! I have found the Health Physics Society to be a valuable source of information on radiation and its effects. The FAQs on radiation safety and basics are particularly helpful for those who work with radiation on a regular basis. The glossary of radiation terms is also a great reference for those who may be new to the field. Additionally, I appreciate the link to the page on shielding of gamma radiation, as this is an important aspect of radiation protection. Overall, the HPS website seems to provide a comprehensive and reliable source of information on radiation.
 

Related to Radiation Basics | Health Physics Society

1. What is radiation?

Radiation is the emission of energy in the form of particles or waves. It can occur naturally, such as from the sun, or be man-made.

2. How does radiation impact human health?

High levels of radiation exposure can cause harm to human health, including damage to cells and tissues. However, low levels of exposure are generally considered safe and may even have beneficial effects, such as in medical imaging.

3. What are the different types of radiation?

There are three main types of radiation: alpha, beta, and gamma. Alpha particles have the least penetrating power, while gamma rays have the most. Each type of radiation has different properties and potential health effects.

4. What are some sources of radiation exposure?

Natural sources of radiation include the sun, soil, and cosmic rays. Man-made sources of radiation include nuclear power plants, medical procedures, and industrial processes.

5. How is radiation exposure measured?

Radiation exposure is measured in units of sieverts (Sv) or millisieverts (mSv), which indicate the amount of radiation absorbed by the body. Different types of radiation have different effects on the body, so the unit of measurement takes this into account.

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