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Vol.2/No.3/2018

HUMAN HEALTH AND ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION: A REVIEW OF SOURCES, EFFECTS AND SAFETY GUIDELINES

1 Samuel Terhemba Kungur

2 Terseer Terrumun Humbe

 

 

Department of Physics

College of Education Katsina-Ala

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Abstract
Man is exposed to high levels of electromagnetic radiation due to technological advancement. The effects of the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) on human health are among the most significant concerns in the world. These effects are classified into two main categories: ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. The ionizing radiation has the ability to knock off molecules from cells and lead to a change in their natural status and is therefore dangerous to humans, since exposure to it can lead to cancer and other diseases. On the other hand, non-ionizing radiation cannot change atomic structure. They just impact on tissues and can lead to irreparable hurts. This paper takes a review on the electromagnetic spectrum and the impact of the electromagnetic radiation it produces as it affects human health. It reviews the sources, effects and safety guidelines to the use of electromagnetic radiation.

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