Hazards of radiation (Physics only)
This lesson will contrast radioactive contamination and irradiation, explores on the hazards associated with radiation and how the risk depends on the half-lives of the isotopes. We will also explore the origin of background radiation and how we can measure the radiation dose that we receive over time.
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