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In physics, radiation is the emission or transmission of energy in the form of waves or particles through space or through a material medium. This includes:

  • electromagnetic radiation, such as radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma radiation (γ)
  • particle radiation, such as alpha radiation (α), beta radiation (β), and neutron radiation
  • acoustic radiation, such as ultrasound, sound, and seismic waves
  • gravitational radiation, radiation that takes the form of gravitational waves, or ripples in the curvature of spacetime.

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Organizations relating to Radiation

International Irradiation Association / Swindon, UK / Est. 2004
International Union of Radioecology / Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France / Est. 1978
Nordic Society for Radiation Protection / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1964
Alpha Beta Gamma International - International Business Honor Society for Two Year Technical Colleges / Est. 1970
Association for Microwave Power in Europe for Research and Education / Cartagena, Spain / Est. 1993
Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group / Villigen, Switzerland / Est. 1985
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility / Grenoble, France / Est. 1985
International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements / Bethesda MD, USA / Est. 1925
Wireless Communications Association International / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1988
European Radiation Research Society / Mol, Belgium / Est. 1959
European Radiation Dosimetry Group / Neuherberg, Germany / Est. 1981
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme / Tromsø, Norway / Est. 1991
Australasian Radiation Protection Society / Upper Ferntree Gully, Australia / Est. 1975
International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection / Oberschleissheim, Germany / Est. 1977
Paediatric Radiation Oncology Society / Lyon, France
NATO Joint Civil/military Frequency Agreement / Est. 1995
International Committee on Offensive Microwave Weapons / Philadelphia PA, USA / Est. 1990
European ALARA Network / Fontenay-aux-Roses, France / Est. 1996
SETI League / Little Ferry NJ, USA / Est. 1994
South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association / Darwin, Australia / Est. 1991
Regional European and Central Asian ALARA Network / Vienna, Austria / Est. 2001
Asian and Oceanic Association for Radiation Protection
International Symposium on Radiation Resistance / Rome, Italy
International Frequency Sensor Association / Castelldefels, Spain / Est. 1999
IAEA Environment Laboratories / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1961

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World Problems relating to Radiation

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Abusive experimentation on humans
Inappropriate use of low frequency acoustic sound
Radioactive fallout
Radiation accidents
Spent radioactive artillery shells
Environmental hazards of solar radiation
Radioactive contamination
Global warming
Health hazards of environmental electromagnetism
Radioactive contamination of the marine environment and of fisheries products
Threatened animal and plant life due to radioactive contamination
Contamination by natural radiation
Radioactive contamination of animals and animal products
Radioactive contamination of plants
Environmental pollution by nuclear reactors
Nuclear reactor accidents
Dumping radioactive substances
Harmful biological effects of ionizing radiation
Radioactive wastes
Illegal exports of nuclear materials
Harmful effects of ultrasonic radiation on the human body
Microwave radiation as a health hazard
Commercialization of the airwaves
Long-term hazards of exposure to radiation
Health hazards of radiation in aircraft

Action Strategies relating to Radiation

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Ensuring safe management of radioactive wastes
Undertaking research on health effects of increasing ultraviolet radiation
Using radiation
Taking radiation risks
Developing food irradiation
Enforcing radiation exposure standards and laws
Transferring food irradiation technology
Reducing radiation effects
Taking measures to mitigate the health effects of increasing ultraviolet radiation
Protecting against atomic radiation
Protecting against non ionizing radiation
Using ultraviolet radiation
Researching radiation
Minimizing generation of radioactive waste
Implementing code of practice on transboundary movements of radioactive waste
Respecting decisions of other countries on safe management of radioactive waste
Intercepting high frequency radio signals
Banning exports of radioactive waste to countries which prohibit their importation
Banning disposal of low level radioactive waste at sea
Developing methods for permanent disposal of nuclear waste
Compensating victims of irradiation in the workplace
Advancing x ray
Allocating television frequency bands for satellite transmission
Exposing to radiation
Protecting radioactive materials

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