EM Spectrum Info Graphic

By:Andrew Parson


This is an em spectrum it measures and tells you how dangerous the wave is.

Radio Waves

A radio wave is electromagnetic wave of a frequency between about 10.4 and 10.11 or 10.12 Hz, is also used for long-distance communication such as cell phones or radios.


A Microwave is an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength in the range 0.001–0.3 m, shorter than a normal radio wave but longer than infrared radiation. Microwaves are used in radar in communications and for heating a microwave to cook food.


    Infrared radiation is in between the visible and microwave portions of the EM_spectrum. Infrared waves have wavelengths longer than visible light waves and shorter than microwaves, and have frequencies that are lower than visible light waves but higher than microwaves.

Visible light waves

Cones in our eyes are receivers for the visible light waves. The Sun is a source for visible light waves and our eyes see the reflection of this sunlight off the objects around us. The color of an object that we see is the color of light reflected. All other colors are absorbed.

Ultraviolet waves

Ultraviolet waves or UV rays are waves that can be sent out by the sun, we cant see them but some insects like bees can see then and these waves are what cause sun burn and skin caner if you don't get enough.

X-ray waves

X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation that uses it to bounce it of of thing so see whats inside. One of the most common and beneficial uses of X-rays is for medical imaging.

Gamma waves

    A gamma wave is a pattern of neural oscillation inside humans that has a frequency between 25 and 100 Hz, but 40 Hz is normal. A popular theory is, gamma waves may be used to cure blindness.