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This Physics Central webpage contains an article that provides basic information on ionizing radiation and its effects on human beings. The website uses simple terminologies, symbols and diagrams to display the information. The information contained in the website also aims at dispelling popular misconceptions among the public.

Also, natural sources of radiation and their amounts are discussed. Key terminologies and related subjects contain links to external websites that have more information on them.

The web article also has a list of references for the user to gain further information this subject.
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Modern Physics
- Nuclear Physics
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2012 American Physical Society
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Keywords: Gamma Radiation, Natural Radiation, Radiation Effects
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 14, 2012 by Gnana Subramaniam
Record Updated: Sep 24, 2013 by Ed Lee
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June 12, 2011
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AIP Format
(American Physical Society, College Park, 2012), WWW Document, (http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/radiationandhumans.cfm).
AJP/PRST-PER
Ionizing Radiation and Humans – The Basics (American Physical Society, College Park, 2012), <http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/radiationandhumans.cfm>.
APA Format
Ionizing Radiation and Humans – The Basics. (2011, June 12). Retrieved July 30, 2014, from American Physical Society: http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/radiationandhumans.cfm
Chicago Format
American Physical Society. Ionizing Radiation and Humans – The Basics. College Park: American Physical Society, June 12, 2011. http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/radiationandhumans.cfm (accessed 30 July 2014).
MLA Format
Ionizing Radiation and Humans – The Basics. College Park: American Physical Society, 2012. 12 June 2011. 30 July 2014 <http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/radiationandhumans.cfm>.
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