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Glossary of Green Terms




Radiation is energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles.

Radiation Exposure,Radioactive Contamination, or Radiological Contamination, is the uncontrolled distribution of radioactive material in a given environment.

Also see: Radiation Sickness

Radiation sickness is illness and symptoms resulting from excessive exposure to radiation over a short period of time. The term radiation sickness is especially used to description of the syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions).

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