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Beta Particles

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Beta particles are high-energy, high-speed electrons or positrons emitted by certain types of radioactive nuclei, such as potassium-40, during beta decay a form of Radioactive Decay.

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Name: Beta Particles

Use: used to treat eye and bone Cancer, used in wquality control to test thickness of products

Source: emitted during beta decaying of certain radioactive materials

Recommended daily intake: none (not essential)

Absorption: inestion, dermal (depending on particles energy and your protection)

Sensitive individuals: all

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Recommendations: limit exposure





Beta particles are sometimes used to treat certan forms of Cancer and as tracers. They are also used commercially in quality control scenerios to test the thickness of certain products. Because beta particles pass through certain thicknesses, they can be run through products to see the absorbtion rate and the corresponding thickness.

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