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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

Global warming
Inappropriate use of low frequency acoustic sound
Radioactive contamination of the marine environment and of fisheries products
Radioactive contamination
Health hazards of environmental electromagnetism
Abusive experimentation on humans
Radioactive fallout
Radiation accidents
Spent radioactive artillery shells
Environmental hazards of solar radiation
Adverse effect of radioactive medical treatment
Excessive occupational exposure to radiation
Experimental exposure of animals to radiation
Health hazards of mining radioactive substances
Nuclear accidents in space
Radioactive contamination of water
Environmental hazards of non-ionizing radiation
Transport and storage of hazardous radioactive material
Environmental hazards of nuclear weapons industry
Uncertainty over long-term health effects of radioactive fallout
Health hazards of irradiated food
Harmful biological effects of ionizing radiation
Contamination by natural radiation
Threatened animal and plant life due to radioactive contamination
Radioactive contamination of animals and animal products

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