Radiation in plant mutation breeding has been used for several decades. By exposing the seeds or cuttings of a plant to radiation, they can produce the desired traits like resistance to disease, pests, or environmental stress.
Radiation therapy or radiotherapy uses radiation to kill cancer cells. In 1896, the first successful radiotherapy for cancer took place.
Infrared radiation usually goes unnoticed but it’s something you encounter every day. Toasters, incandescent bulbs, and remote controls use infrared energy, as well as industrial heaters used in drying and curing materials.
Many IR procedures use X-rays or fluoroscopy, exposing both patient and staff to radiation. Some use very little radiation and more for complex procedures.
Personal radiation monitoring devices (PRMDs) are radiation sensors “designed to measure, over a specified period of time, the radiation dose received by a person who is occupationally exposed to radiation.”
According to the US Department of Energy, plutonium-238 works well as a space power source. When processed into a ceramic form, the plutonium in a radioisotope power system or “space battery” provides high power density.
For people working with radiation sources, garments are designed to minimise penetration of radioactive materials. The PPE set is usually composed of hat and face shield, steel-toed boots, coveralls, hooded radiation resistant suit, breathing apparatus, and a personal monitor.
Most of the man-made radiation we are exposed to comes from the medical procedures we undergo—standard X-ray and CT scans to diagnose injuries and disease. Radiation is also used in radiation therapy to improve health and even save lives.
To ensure a high level of connectivity across the planned City Hall, SCC requires real-time measurements in key locations about the signal strength of WiFi and mobile phone providers in and around their brand new Town Hall.
Food irradiation does not make your food radioactive. Like milk pasteurisation, food irradiation kills bacteria, moulds, and other pests before people can buy and consume them.