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There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about radiation. Radiation is often portrayed as dangerous, but when used safely, it has many useful applications, such as in the field of nuclear medicine. This Featured Topic has resources on many different aspects of radiation, from the types of radiation we are exposed to naturally on Earth to the radiation astronauts experience in space.

Case Studies

Flying the Radioactive Skies: Biology

In this case study, students will learn about the biological effects of ionizing radiation and will discuss the health risks from cosmic radiation to flight crews and other long-distance airline passengers.

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Flying the Radioactive Skies: Physics

In this case study, students will learn about cosmic ray particles and will discuss the health risks from cosmic radiation to flight crews and other long-distance airline passengers.

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