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Radiation

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Description

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.

From Wikipedia

Organizations relating to Radiation

International Irradiation Association / Est. 2004
Association of International Industrial Irradiation / Est. 1970
International Union of Radioecology / Est. 1978
Nordic Society for Radiation Protection / 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 / Est. 1993
Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group / Est. 1985
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility / Est. 1985
International Agency for 14C Determination / Est. 1958
International Commission on Nuclear Physics / Est. 1960
European Coalition for Food Irradiation / Est. 2004
International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements / Est. 1925
Wireless Communications Association International / Est. 1988
European Radiation Research Society / Est. 1959
European Radiation Dosimetry Group / Est. 1981
Institute for Transuranium Elements / Est. 1960
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme / Est. 1991
Australasian Radiation Protection Society / Est. 1975
International Project in the Field of Food Irradiation / Est. 1970
Radiation
Comité scientifique pour l'étude des effets des radiations ionisantes / Est. 1955
European Company for the Chemical Processing of Irradiated Fuels / Est. 1957
International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection / Est. 1977
Paediatric Radiation Oncology Society
Central Eastern European ALARA Network / Est. 2002

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World Problems relating to Radiation

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Electronic interference
Global warming
Environmental hazards of solar radiation
Adverse effect of radioactive medical treatment
Radiation accidents
Radioactive fallout
Radioactive contamination
Health hazards of environmental electromagnetism
Excessive exposure to radiation from consumer goods and electronic devices
Health hazards of radiation in aircraft
Radiation burns
Irresponsible radiologists
Offensive microwave weapons
Radioactive wastes
Inappropriate use of low frequency acoustic sound
Long-term hazards of exposure to radiation
Commercialization of the airwaves
Uncertain toxicity thresholds
Abusive experimentation on humans
Harmful biological effects of ionizing radiation
Microwave radiation as a health hazard
Radioactive contamination of soil
Harmful effects of ultrasonic radiation on the human body
Illegal exports of nuclear materials
Stockpiles of nuclear material

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
Taking radiation risks
Developing food irradiation
Enforcing radiation exposure standards and laws
Transferring food irradiation technology
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
Allocating television frequency bands for satellite transmission
Protecting radioactive materials
Containing radioactive fallout
Transporting radioactive materials
Preventing radioactive fallout
Stockpiling nuclear material

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