GCSE Physics

Harmful Effects

Whilst radioactivity can be used to treat cancer cells, it is also a major cause of cancer. Consequently people who work in the nuclear industry have legal limits imposed on how much daily exposure is acceptable.

This is checked by the use of a small badge which contains a special film that fogs when too much radiation has been received:
Dosimeter badge for recording dose of radiation Dosimeter Badge

Used with permission of Brent Blue

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