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Radiation Effects

The following health physics questions have been answered by an expert and approved by our editors for inclusion in our "Ask the Experts" feature. Click on the question to see the answer.

Questions in this Category Are in the Following Subcategories:
  •  Effects on Materials
  •  Effects on Tissues and Organs
  •  Miscellaneous
Effects on Materials
Q11162   –   Radiation effects on electronic equipment
Effects on Tissues and Organs
Q3996   –   Gonads
Q10901   –   Skin damage from radiography sources
Q11305   –   Which is worse, getting the same exposure all at once or spread out over time?
Q11382   –   What types of cancer may be caused by radiation?
Q11131   –   Exposure time and radiation effects
Q11154   –   What affects individual sensitivity to radiation?
Q11179   –   Radiation effects on sea animals
Q11276   –   Can electronic equipment make things radioactive?