MEPH 569
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Health Physics

For many years, ionizing radiation has been beneficial to human beings for medical diagnosis and therapy, scientific research, and generating electrical power. However, when used in unsafe ways, ionizing radiation can harm people. Care must be taken to properly use radiation and to minimize unnecessary radiation exposures.

The health physicist's job is to manage the beneficial use of ionizing radiation while protecting workers and the public from potential hazards.