What will shield beta particles?

1 Answer
Aug 25, 2017

Answer:

a few things

Explanation:

A few things can shield people or objects from #beta# particles. For solid materials, #beta# particles are shielded by aluminum, plastic, wood, and glass. Heavy clothing can stop #beta# particles. For liquids, 2" of water can shield #beta# particles. For gases, about 10 feet of air can stop #beta# particles. Although not as high in energy compared to #gamma# radiation/particles, #beta# particles can cause skin burns.