The term radiation refers to energy that travels through space or matter in the form of energetic waves or ...
The term radiation refers to energy that travels through space or matter in the form of energetic waves or particles. When radiation occurs, the waves move out in all directions from the producer of the energy. Radiation can be ionizing, which means it has the capacity to modify the ions of an atom, or non-ionizing, in which it does not possess that ability.
Examples of Everyday Radiation
Near ultraviolet light
Low frequency waves
Waves produced by mobile phones
A campfire's heat
Extremely low frequency waves (3 – 30 Hz)
Very low frequency waves (3-30 kHz)
Light from the sun
Radio-frequency radiation such as televisions, FM and AM radio
Shortwave and CB's
Infrared lamps use to maintain food temperature in restaurants