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You have three cookies. One emits alpha radiation, one emits beta radiation and one emits gamma radiation. You have to eat one, put another in your pocket and put a third into a lead box. Which do you put where? Explain. : askscience

You have three cookies. One emits alpha radiation, one emits beta radiation and one emits gamma radiation. You have to eat one, put another in your pocket and put a third into a lead box. Which do you put where? Explain. : askscience:

I would eat the gamma one because gamma radiations could easily go ouside my body without much harm (those are just high energy photons)
The alpha one emit just helium nucleus and those are easily stopped by a sheet of paper. So i’d put it in my pocket.
The beta one emit electrons or positrons with can damage my DNA so i’d put him in the lead box which would bloc most of them.

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