Ionizing radiation is any radiation capable of displacing
electrons from atoms in the material through which it passes, thereby producing
ions. High doses of ionizing radiation may produce severe skin or tissue damage.
Examples of ionizing radiation include x-rays as well as alpha, beta and gamma
Human exposure to ionizing raditation is measured in gray (Gy), when talking
about absorbed dose, or in millisieverts (mSv), when talking about effective dos