The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Light is just part of a continuum of waves called the electromagnetic spectrum. This spectrum includes many types of wave that you will recognise including X-rays and infra-red.
Properties, Dangers and Uses
The properties dangers and applications of the varies waves on the em spectrum are in the table below.
|Microwaves||Internal heating of body tissue|
|Light||Strong light causes damage to vision.|
|Ultra-violet||Skin cancer and blindness|
|X rays||Taking images of the skeleton||Mutations in cells and severe burns to the skin.|
|Gamma Rays||Cancers and cell mutation|