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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Among medical experts, discussions on the link between low-level radiation and sickness have not yet drawn any definitive conclusion.
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.
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.
This dose is beyond the range of low-level radiation dose and is at or approaching medium-level exposure, at which there is a clear connection with cancer risk.
And even if Chernobyl-style meltdowns are not likely, nuclear facilities still emit low-level radiation, a potentially serious public health concern.
Many children suffer from a weakened immune system from prolonged exposure to low-level radiation from water, food, and soil," Macy said.
Patients have radioactive iodine seeds inserted directly into the prostate gland, where they stay, emitting low-level radiation for about a year after implantation.
We presented a review of 7 studies of human exposures to low-level radiation that resulted in health benefits for these populations.
As the DU Education Team (DUET), they therefore invited Dr Chris Busby, a British expert on low-level radiation and DU, to conduct a five-day national speaking tour in April 2005.
There will be low-level radiation but we are very much against this sort of technology in the classroom, where children and staff are very close to it.

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