The omnipresence of electrical appliances in everyday life is cause for concern. To date, no scientific study has been able to demonstrate harmful effects due to non-ionizing electromagnetic fields. Some studies have revealed statistical correlations, without, however, being able to explain the link between cause and effect. If in doubt, apply the precautionary principle.
Radiotherapy: waves to treat cancer
Ionizing radiation can be used to destroy cancer cells as part of certain treatments for cancer.
The rays used in radiotherapy are however carcinogen and increase the risk of radiation-induced cancer.
Treatment for nuclear radiation
In case of nuclear radiation, iodine tablets may be issued to prevent the concentration of radionuclides (atoms that emit radiation because their nucleus is unstable) in the thyroid.