What is radiation pollution?

1 Answer
Jul 17, 2017

Radiation is caused by unstable atomic nuclei.


Some atomic nuclei are not stable, that is, radioactive, and during the spontaneous changes that take place within the nucleus, various forms of radiation (such as alpha, gamma, etc.) are emitted and when human being is exposed to such radiation, individuals can develop some problems.

Radiation pollution or nuclear pollution is a term that refers to pollution caused by radioactive materials. Whether it is natural or human made (such as nuclear power stations), radiation causes problems in humans as well as in ecosystems.