What is radiation

  title={What is radiation},
  author={Gomberg Hj},
  journal={Industrial medicine \& surgery},
  • Gomberg Hj
  • Published 1 April 1951
  • Physics
  • Industrial medicine & surgery
Where does radiation come from? Some of the elements on the periodic table emit radiation due to the instability of their nucleus. Radioactive elements relevant to the current situation in Japan include Iodine-131, Cesium-137, Strontium-90 and Plutonium. Note that many naturally-occurring elements with which we are familiar, such as Potassium in bananas, contribute to the background radiation to which we are commonly exposed. 
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