Radiation is an energy which is transmitted through waves in the air. There are many different types of radiation and some are more harmful than others, however many of are used in everyday life without us realizing.
Alpha: can be stopped by paper
Gamma: can pass through skin and bones
Radiation is usually seen as a bad and harmful energy and is commonly linked with cancer. However Alpha Radiation is used in smoke alarms which is used to help and protect people from fires. Beta Radiation is used to find out the thickness of a material that otherwise would be unknown. Gamma rays are used as a way to cure cancer and sterilize medical equipment.
Created by Lewis Sykes