The Electromagnetic Spectrum

The EM Spectrum

The electromagnetic spectrum is just a name of a range of radiation. Let me tell you what they are: radio waves, microwaves, infrared radiation, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays.

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Radio, Micro, Infrared and Visible Light

These lower energy waves are used for communications amongst many other applications.

Ultraviolet, X-ray and Gamma

As the frequency of waves increases they carry more energy so can cause more harm to humans. These are all ionising radiation.

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