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Radio

Waves

Used for communica/ons


Energy: Low energy
Wavelength: a few cm to a few km
Frequency: 102Hz to 108Hz
Dangerousness: Not dangerous

Microwaves

Used for communica/ons


& hea/ng food
Energy: Low energy
Wavelength: 0.1 cm to 10 cm

Frequency: 109Hz to 1011Hz

Dangerousness: Low risk

Infrared Waves

Used in remote controls,


to heat things and used to
detect people & res
Energy: Moderate energy
Wavelength: 0.0007 mm to 0.003 mm

Frequency: 1012Hz to 1014Hz

Dangerousness: Some risk (Can burn)

Visible Light

Used to see,
measure things &
photography
Energy: Moderate energy
Wavelength: 0.0004mm to 0.0007 mm

Frequency: 1015Hz

Dangerousness: Not dangerous

Ultraviolet Light

Used in sunbeds, to kill

bacteria and in security marking


Energy: Moderate energy
Wavelength: 0.00001mm to 0.0004 mm

Frequency: 1016Hz

Dangerousness: Fairly (burns skin & eyes)

X Rays

Used to see through things


Energy: High energy

Wavelength: 10-10 m


Frequency: 1018 Hz

Dangerousness: Very

(High dose burns, causes


cancer)

Gamma Rays

Used in medical treatment


& to sterilise things
Energy: High energy

Wavelength: 10-14 m


Frequency: 1020 Hz

Dangerousness: Very

(High dose burns,


causes cancer)