Disadvantages Of Using Electromagnetic Radiation

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Electromagnetic radiation can be an alternative medicine, especially since procedures involving these radiation are non-invasive. This essay explains how electromagnetic radiation is used in biomedical engineering, and describes how the procedures are performed. It also outlines the disadvantages of using electromagnetic radiation. Electromagnetic radiation was first discovered in the early 19th century. William Herschel discovered infrared radiation, and Johann Wilhelm Ritter discovered ultraviolet. Heinrich Hertz first produced radio waves based on Maxwell’s theories, and Wilhelm Röntgen discovered X-rays. In present time, electromagnetic radiation is important. It is commonly used in telecommunications, household appliances and also medical equipment. Even though electromagnetic radiation has its risks, technology is…show more content…
It covers on the types of electromagnetic radiation and its properties, and the various biomedical applications of electromagnetic radiation. The essay will also cover the disadvantages of using electromagnetic radiation. The electromagnetic spectrum consists of the wide range of electromagnetic radiation. The spectrum can be divided by wavelength into the various frequencies – radio, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, x-rays and gamma rays. Radio waves have frequencies of 30 kHz to 3GHz. Its wavelength can range from 1km to 1000km. James Clark Maxwell first predicted the existence of radio waves, but its discovery was attributed to Heinrich Hertz. The latter proved its existence based on Maxwell’s equations. Microwaves have frequencies of 300MHz to 300GHz. Heinrich Hertz also discovered microwaves, together with radio waves. Microwaves do not have wavelengths in the micrometre range, but the suffix '-micro' refers to the waves being smaller than radio waves as they have shorter wavelengths. The wavelengths range from 1mm to

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