11B10.20 - Radiation Effects

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Radiation Effects
Physiology, Environmental hazards, Safety
Area of Study:
Physiology, Biology

The effects of different types of radiation on the human body are discussed.

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  • Harvard Instructional Physics Labs, "Radiation and Radioactive Decay", https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~scphys/

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