low-level radiation


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low-level radiation

Electromagnetic waves at intensity levels below that known to cause obvious damage to living things. Low-level radiation includes that emitted by power lines, nuclear power plants, and appliances such as electric blankets, television sets, and computer terminals.
See also: radiation
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Caption: (back) Energy minister MPP Glenn Thibeault, Laurentian University interim president Pierre Zundel (front) Laurentian research vice-president Rui Wang, Bruce Power vice-president corporate affairs and environment James Scongack, and MIRARCO Mining Innovation president Vic Pakalnis are establishing a research group to study the application of small modular reactors in mining, remote communities, and health effects of low-level radiation exposure.
"Efficiency of Bio-indicators for Low-level Radiation Under Field Conditions." Ecological Indicators, vol.
US warships and planes helping with relief efforts moved away from the coast temporarily because of low-level radiation.
Yesterday, a US aircraft carrier deployed in the Pacif ic for relief ef for t s moved posit ion a f ter detecting low-level radiation. The USS Ronald Reagan passed through a radioactive cloud more than 100 miles off the coast.
In the Pacific, US aircraft carrier the Ronald Reagan, deployed for relief efforts, moved position after detecting low-level radiation.
Gofman's case, he was instrumental in harnessing nuclear energy, warning of the dangers of low-level radiation, and then moved on to a completely different field to discover specific fractions of cholesterol that cause atherosclerosis.
He explained: "Water deep underground gets heated by the naturally-occurring low-level radiation that is found in all rocks.
However, low-level radiation is just one of many mechanisms that damage DNA.
That X-ray, he says, made him excruciatingly sensitive to electromagnetic fields--the low-level radiation that emanates from power lines, microwaves, and, most vexingly, cell phones.
Two points about cancer risk and low-level radiation dose, such as that from CT, are worth mentioning.

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