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

  • electromagnetic radiation consists of photons, such as radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma radiation (γ)
  • particle radiation consists of particles of non-zero rest energy, such as alpha radiation (α), beta radiation (β), proton radiation and neutron radiation
  • acoustic radiation, such as ultrasound, sound, and seismic waves, dependent on a physical transmission medium
  • gravitational radiation, in the form of gravitational waves, ripples in spacetime

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Organizations relating to Radiation

European Radiation Research Society / Mol, Belgium / Est. 1959
South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association / Lucas Heights NSW, Australia / Est. 1991
Federación de Radioprotección de America Latina y el Caribe / Lima, Peru / Est. 1993
International Society of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy / Rome, Italy / Est. 1998
European X-ray Spectrometry Association / Budapest, Hungary / Est. 2004
European Microbeam Analysis Society / São Mamede de Infesta e Senhora da Hora, Portugal / Est. 1987
European Society of Breast Imaging / Vienna, Austria
International Radiation Physics Society / Bologna, Italy / Est. 1985
RadTech Asia Organization / Beijing, China / Est. 1997
International Radiation Commission / Boulder CO, USA / Est. 1924
RADECS Association for Radiations, Effects on Components and Systems / Montpellier, France / Est. 1992
European Gamma Knife Society / Marseille, France / Est. 1989
European ALARA Network / Fontenay-aux-Roses, France / Est. 1996
Regional European and Central Asian ALARA Network / Vienna, Austria / Est. 2001
IAEA Environment Laboratories / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1961
European Microwave Signature Laboratory / Ispra, Italy / Est. 1992
European ALARA Network for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials / Est. 2007
European and Central Asian Safety Network / Vienna, Austria / Est. 2016
Arab Network of Nuclear Regulators / Vienna, Austria / Est. 2010
Forum of Nuclear Regulatory Bodies in Africa / Vienna, Austria / Est. 2009
Wireless Communications Association International / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1988
Australasian Radiation Protection Society / Upper Ferntree Gully VIC, Australia / Est. 1975
SETI League / Little Ferry NJ, USA / Est. 1994
RadTech International / Chevy Chase MD, USA / Est. 1987
Radiation Effects Research Foundation / Hiroshima, Japan / Est. 1975
Eastern Africa Association for Radiation Protection / Nairobi, Kenya / Est. 1997
Association of International Industrial Irradiation / Est. 1970
European Company for the Chemical Processing of Irradiated Fuels / Est. 1957
International Commission of Solar Radiation / Est. 1896
Grupo Iberoamericano de Sociedades Cientificas de Protección Radiológica / Est. 1996
Centre européen pour l'irradiation des aliments / Est. 1975
Joint Commission on Applied Radioactivity / Est. 1955
Asian Regional Cooperative Project on Food Irradiation / Est. 1980
International X-ray Observatory / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2008
Asia-Pacific Region ALARA Network / Est. 2007
ESF Committee on Radio Astronomy Frequencies / Bonn, Germany / Est. 1988
International Club of Radiation Oncology / Innsbruck, Austria
Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of the Radiation-exposed / Hiroshima, Japan / Est. 1991
International Symposium on Radiation Resistance / Rome, Italy
International Symposium on X- and Gamma-ray Sources and Applications / Ann Arbor MI, USA
International Conference on Ion Beam Analysis / Est. 1973
International Topical Conference on High-Power Electron and Ion-Beam Research and Technology
International Symposium on the Effects of Radiation on Structural Materials / Philadelphia PA, USA
International Conference on Advances in Liquid Scintillation Spectrometry / Est. 1957
NATO Joint Civil/military Frequency Agreement / Est. 1995
Convention to Ban the Importation into Forum Island Countries of Hazardous Wastes and Radioactive Wastes and to Control the Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within the South Pacific / Est. 1995
Nordic Mutual Emergency Assistance Agreement in Connection with Radiation Accidents / Est. 1973
Final Acts of the World Administrative Radio Conference for Dealing with Frequency Allocations in Certain Parts of the Spectrum / Est. 1992
Convention Concerning the Protection of Workers Against Ionising Radiations / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1960
Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management / Est. 1997

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World Problems relating to Radiation

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

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

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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