Radiation in the Environment

This booklet is part of the ‘Innovations in Practical Work’ series published by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP). Radiation is all around us and is part of our everyday life. Much of the radiation that bombards us comes from natural sources, though we are now subject to additional levels as a result of technological advances.

This booklet focuses on a scientific understanding of the effects of radioactivity and microwave radiation, and on interpreting media reporting and people’s attitudes towards these issues. The resources also include data on background radiation collected by schools across the UK.

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