Radiation Dose Calculator - Are You At Risk For
is the emission (sending out) of energy from any source. X-rays
are an example of radiation, but so is the light that comes from
the sun and the heat that is constantly coming off our bodies. When
talking about radiation and cancer, many people think of specific
kinds of radiation such as x-rays or the radiation made by nuclear
reactors. But there are different types of radiation, and many of
them are not linked to cancer.
Radiation exists across a spectrum from very high-energy
(high-frequency) radiation to very low-energy (low-frequency) radiation.
This is sometimes referred to as the electromagnetic spectrum. From
highest to lowest energy, the main forms of radiation are: