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nonionizing radiation


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Low-energy electromagnetic radiation that does not emit ions. It comprises visible light, infrared radiation, radar, microwaves, and long-wavelength radio waves. The biological effects of nonionizing radiation do not include mutagenesis or carcinogenesis, but, depending on the wavelength, there are other biological effects. For instance, microwaves and radar can cause dangerous heating of body tissues.

Subjects: Environmental Science — Public Health and Epidemiology.


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