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Why is Exposure to X-rays Injurious to Health but Not Exposure to Visible Light, When Both Are Electromagnetic Waves? - Physics

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Why is exposure to X-rays injurious to health but not exposure to visible light, when both are electromagnetic waves?

Solution

X-rays have more penetrating power compared to visible light. As a result, they can penetrate the human body and can also damage the cells of the body. Prolonged exposure to X-rays can lead to cancer or genetic defects.

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