Radiation Awareness

Radiation Awareness

Updated Jan 20, 2021

 This lesson provides a basic overview of radiation. In addition, you will be able to describe associated health risks commonly associated with radiation and identify methods to protect yourself and others from exposure.

• Discuss the basic relationship between elements, atoms, and particles

• Describe the difference between ionizing and nonionizing radiation

• Explain some basic radiation protection concepts

• Identify the risks of exposure to radiation and radioactive materials

• Discuss some of the ways radiation monitoring is conducted

• Identity safety practices and actions that can protect you from exposure to radiation