Electromagnetic Spectrum - Uses / Dangers

Tech Wilkinson
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Tech Wilkinson
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OCR Physics A Unit 2

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radio waves television / radio / telecommunications [large doses may cause cancer]
microwaves radar / mobile phones / microwave ovens / GPS [can affect parts of brain / eyes]
infrared heaters / night vision / remote controls [overheating!]
visible light hmmm... vision! [damage retina]
ultraviolet disco lights / tanning studios / counterfeit detection / detergents [damage to retina / sunburn / skin cancer]
X-rays medical photography / security / astronomy [cell damage / cancers]
gamma (\(\gamma\))-rays cancer diagnosis & treatment / power generation / sterilising [cell damage / cancer / mutations in growing cells]
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