What is electromagnetic radiation, and how concerned should we be?

The ins and outs of the electromagnetic rays all around us

Stars Insider

20/06/24 | StarsInsider


The word "radiation" carries some understandably worrisome connotations. From harmful radioactive waste to apocalyptic nuclear catastrophes, electromagnetic radiation is certainly something to be cautious about. However, that type of radiation is only one far end of the spectrum. On the other end are visible light waves and radio waves that we come into contact with and even depend upon every day. In order to be properly prepared to deal with electromagnetic radiation in a safe way, it's important to get the full picture.

So, what exactly are electromagnetic rays, how does their radiation affect us, how do we use it, and how can it hurt us? Read on to find out.

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