What damage to the body can infrared rays, radar waves, FM waves, TV waves, shortwav

  1. What damage to the body can infrared rays, radar waves, FM waves, TV waves, "shortwav

    What damage to the body can infrared rays, radar waves, FM waves, TV waves, "shortwave" waves, and AM waves do?

    I have to do a physics project on causes of cancer, based on a physics standpoint. I have an Idea to make the poster board interactive with the audience, by letting them look through holes in the poster board to see what happens with each wave. I am using the link below and I already have pictures of what gamma rays - the hulk ;-) -, x-rays, and UV rays do to the body, but I can not find what the rest do, let alone pictures of what happens. If you could either tell me what happens for the ones that I can't find information on, or find a picture and tell me what happens that would be great.
    http://www.netl.doe.gov/ssl/images/wavelength.jpg
     
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  3. russ_watters

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    Re: What damage to the body can infrared rays, radar waves, FM waves, TV waves, "shor

    In essence, the shorter wavelengths are capable of interacting with dna and damaging it/breaking it. The only known mechanism for longer wavelengths to do harm is by heating.
     
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