non-ionizing radiation

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non-ionizing radiation

Electromagnetic radiation, the photons of which lack the energy required to ionize atoms or induce ion formation; NIR includes sound, ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light, microwaves, and radiowaves. Cf Ionizing radiation.

Non-ionizing radiation

Rays of energy that move in long, slow wave patterns and do not penetrate cells.t
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Effect of nonionizing radiation on the Purkinje cells of the uvula in squirrel monkey cerebellum.
The survey results also revealed that power level of radio waves was in line with policy directives of Ministry of IT & Telecom, World Health Organization (WHO) and International Commission on NonIonizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) guidelines.
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