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Explain how the properties of a, b and y radiation affect the level of the hazard at different distances.
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α-alpha radiation- weakly penetrating but strongly ionising, it poses a higher risk than the other two. it is highly likely to be absorbed and cause damage if passing through living cells

β-beta radiation- moderately penetrating/ionising, it poses less of a risk than alpha. it is likely to cause damage if absorbed by living cells and can penetrate the body to inner organs.

γ-gamma radiation- highly penetrating but weakly ionising, it poses a lower risk than alpha and beta. it is likely to pass through living cells without being absorbed and causing ionisiation.
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