Non-Ionizing Radiations

Authored by: George M. Wilkening

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering

Print publication date:  June  2012
Online publication date:  June  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439804421
eBook ISBN: 9780203757659
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Electromagnetic radiations which do not cause ionization in biological systems are termed as “non-ionizing.” The eye is the primary organ at risk to all of the non-ionizing radiations. This entry focuses on ultraviolet (UV) radiation, lasers, and microwave radiation, with an overview on visible and infrared (IR) radiations.

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