Radiation and health
FAQ - Nuclear Meltdown in Japan: Radiation Risk? (medicinenet.com)
Frequently Asked Questions cover:
- What a nuclear energy plant meltdown is.
- The amount of radiation that has escaped from Japan's nuclear
- How dangerous a meltdown in Japan's plants would be.
- Whether radiation from Japan could affect the U.S.
- Those most at risk from exposur to radiation.
- The best way to prevent radiation exposure
What are the
immediate health effects of exposure to radiation? (BBC)
Many more radiation health questions answered.
Radiation and Health Fact Sheets (arpansa.gov.au)
- medical radiation (eg, ct scans)
- ionising radiation (eg, airport screening, domestic smoke alarms),
- non-ionising radiation (eg, magnetic fields form electricity,
mobile phones, microwave ovens, ultraviolet radiation)
List of Radiation Radioactive Nuclear Fallout Monitoring Websites (ppalme.wordpress.com)
A list of maps from around the world showing radiation exposure in various
Japanese children taught radiation studies (japantimes.co.jp) 24 Mar 2012
Children in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture have to learn about radiation
protection and the effects of exposure to radiation on their health.
Fallout from Chernobyl (nationalgeographic.com)
Lesson plan on the consequences of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl,
Dangers of Radiation Exposure (sciencenetlinks.com)
Lesson plan on the sources of high-energy radiation, and calculation of
[pdf] (archived from challenger.org)
Lesson 1 of two lessons on radiation designed for grades 9-12, produced
by the Challenger Center.
Radiation Exposure [pdf] (challenger.org)
Lesson 2 of two lessons on radiation designed for grades 9-12, produced
by the National Center for Space and Science Education.
Nuclear radiation lesson plans - search (lessonplanet.com)
Results of a search on the expression "nuclear radiation"
for classroom activities on the cloud chamber, Geiger counter, personal
radiation dose, uses of radiation, radioactive waste, transportation. See Nuclear lessons
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