Radiation and Health
A Catalyst article about the safe use of radiation. Radioactive materials are hazardous because they give out ionising radiation. Like many scientific discoveries, radioactivity provokes a mixed reaction. Some seek to commercialise it whilst films and comic books emphasise its harmful effects. The article takes the form of a collage of adverts and posters.
This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2009, Volume 19, Issue 3.
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