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Radiation biology is the interdisciplinaryfield of science that studies the biological effects of ionizingand non-ionizing radiationof the whole electromagnetic spectrum, including radioactivity(alpha, beta and gamma), x-rays, ultraviolet radiation, visible light, microwaves, radio wave, low-frequency radiation (such as used in alternate electric transmission, ultrasoundthermal radiation(heat), and related modalities.

The interactions between electromagnetic fields (EMF) and organisms can be studied at several levels:

  • radiation chemistry
  • molecularand cell biology
  • molecular genetics
  • cell deathand apoptosis
  • dose modifying agents
  • protection and repair mechanisms
  • tissue responses to radiation
  • high and low-level electromagnetic radiation hazards
  • specific absorption ratesof organisms
  • radiation poisoning
  • radiation oncology(radiation therapyin cancer)

See also

  • Radiosensitivity
  • Radiology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiophobiaes:Radiobiología


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