Presentation on theme: "WORLD Leading Anti-radiation Card. What is Radiation? Radiation is a process where energy emitted by one body travels in a straight line through a medium."— Presentation transcript:
What is Radiation? Radiation is a process where energy emitted by one body travels in a straight line through a medium or through space. Radiation comes from the sun, nuclear reactors, microwave ovens, radio antennas, X-ray machines, power lines, all electronic devices and etc...
What kinds of health effects does exposure to radiation cause? Nausea Weakness Hair loss Skin burns Hormone disorder Hypertension Cardiovascular Disease Teratogenic Genetic mutations Cancer
Is any amount of radiation safe? Exposure (Rem*) Health Effect Time to Onset (without treatment) 5-10 Changes in blood chemistry hours 50 Nausea 55 Fatigue 70 Vomiting 75 Hair loss 2-3 weeks 90 Diarrhea 100 Hemorrhage 400 Possible death within 2 months 1,000 Destruction of intestinal lining Internal bleeding And death 1-2 weeks 2,000 Damage to central nervous system Loss of consciousness;minutes And deathhours to days * Rem (Roentgen Equivalent Man) is the unit of Dose. Data from US Environmental Protection Agency EPA
Electronic Device Magnetic Field (mG) Electronic Device Magnetic Field (mG) Electronic Device Magnetic Field (mG) Vacuum Cleaner200Cordless Phone200Handphone200 Shaver100Electric Blanket100Microwave200 Fax Machine40Photostat machine40Computer100 Electric Hot Plate40Iron30Hair Dryer70 Refrigerator20Speaker20Washing Machine30 DVD Player10Air-conditioner20Television20 How many you have?