The Discussions are not simply statements of opinion. They are intended to allow you to expand upon and apply the principles discussed in your textbook, the lectures, and/or other research you conduct. Each week a question will be posed for your consideration. Before answering, you should review the chapters covered during this week and the lectures.

Radiation is energy that comes from a source and travels through space and may be able to penetrate various materials. It can exist in a variety of forms including visible light and the ultra-violet light we receive from the sun. Other forms of radiation that are common in our daily lives include microwaves, transmission signals for TV and radio waves, cell phones communications and X-rays from airport security screenings.

For the Week 3’s Discussion we will be talking about the Effects of radiation on the human body. When discussing this topic in your initial post the following points must be addressed:

1. Discuss one form of radiation you encounter in your daily life and why you use it.

2. What are some of the reported effects of that type of radiation on the human body? [Sources of information must be reliable and credible scientific resources.]

3. How are the effects being monitored and by whom? Who is in charge of presenting the findings of the effects of radiation on the human body?

4. How can the general public research information on the effects of radiation? What reliable resources are available to assist the public?