Types of radiation

There are two types of radiationthat may be associated with health risks. These are:

  • non-ionising radiation (low energy)
  • ionising radiation (high energy)

You'll usually only be exposed to man-made ionising radiation during certain medical tests, but the levels are so low that the chances of problems developing are small.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018