X-rays

By Megann Howell

Description

X rays are a form of radiation similar to light rays, except that they are more energetic than light rays and are invisible to the human eye. They are created when an electric current is passed through a vacuum tube.

The wavelength of a X-ray is 0.01 to 10 nanometers.

Velocity of a vacuum is 300,000,000. X-rays pass through air and soft tissue with ease, they also are painless. Frequencies of a X-ray is 30,000,000,000,000,000 Hz.

Some key facts about X-rays is, X-rays were discovered by accident when German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen was experimenting with vacuum tubes in 1895.

Everyday Applications/Health Impacts

Everyday applications for X-rays are to take photos of patients bodies when they have a break or some issue internally.

Health Impacts x-ray bring are mainly good, they help the doctors see what is they cannot see with a bare eye. They sometimes kill cancer cells, but they also have some bad impacts. X-rays can also kill healthy cells, they can also increase the risk of getting cancer.

Interseting News Article

https://www.rt.com/usa/342746-nypd-xray-van-cancer-risks/


In this article, police are being told they need to tell people what X-ray vans cause when they are being used. Police are keeping secrets to the community but health risks are involved. The X-ray vans they use show them whether there's a bomb or not, its very important to keep our community safe but if that means everyone can get sick from it, they need to come up with a better and safer solution.

Having a chest X-ray

Having a Chest X-ray

In this video, they show the process of getting an X-ray. The steps doctors have one go through before one gets an X-ray. Its the same for every age and gender, it varies.