Radio Red and the Body
Radiation waves are invisible particles that travel through the atmosphere and interact with our bodies in a variety of ways. They include Gamma rays, Ultraviolet rays, and X-rays. Understanding how these particles interact with the body is essential for preventing many diseases. Radio Red is one of these particles.
Radio Red or “red” light is a form of electromagnetic radiation. They travel through the air and are reflected off of various objects. They are larger than visible light and propagate for a long distance. The Earth’s electrical properties and ionosphere affect the propagation of these waves. The wavelength of these waves is ten meters or more.
The Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies have funded research into the biological effects of RF radiation. The Food and Drug Administration, National Toxicology Program, and the National Institutes of Health have all sponsored research on RF bioeffects. They have also urged the industry to establish and implement their medical surveillance programs.
RadioRed energy contained in these radiation waves varies. Ionizing radiation is more potent and is known to cause changes to the body’s molecular structure. Non-ionizing radiation is much lower in energy and does not have the same penetrating power. Non-ionizing radiation, on the other hand, is much less harmful. This type of radiation is used in the medical field for medical imaging.
Gamma rays are packets of electromagnetic energy. They are the most energetic photons in the electromagnetic spectrum. They have the power to destroy atoms, causing them to break apart. This is a result of the decay of unstable subatomic particles, including the neutral pion.
The background radiation exposure of humans is composed of two main components: cosmic radiation and gamma-emitting minerals in the environment. The cosmic component increases with altitude and the mineral component varies with location and geological conditions. The exposures from radionuclides taken from within the body are most prominent in the form of radon-222 in the air and potassium-40 in the blood.
Gamma rays are very energetic and can penetrate a considerable distance. A typical beta particle can travel up to ten centimeters through the air, but only a few millimeters through soft tissue. The more energetic beta particles can penetrate even deeper. However, despite their high energy, beta particles will lose their energy as they interact with matter and become ionized. Therefore, their stopping distance will depend on their initial velocity, density, and type of medium. Consequently, many radiation monitors are equipped with a mica “window” that can deflect beta rays.
Ultraviolet rays, or UV, are a form of radiation that can damage human tissue. The rays are responsible for the formation of free radicals that alter the structure of macromolecules and can interfere with their function. The body has various ways to protect itself from these toxins, such as by using detoxifying enzymes. Here are some reasons to limit your exposure to UV rays.