Radioactivity is the
process by which atoms emit radiation or atomic particles and rays of high
energy from their nuclei (cores).
There are three types of radiation: alpha rays, beta rays, and gamma rays.
Being in contact with some
radioactive wastes, may cause abnormal behavior in some organs.
The danger also exists for certain types of skin cancers. Radioactive
wastes may also cause burns on the skin. This is called radium poisoning.
Some carelessness can make harmful substances become a part of the food