Public Perceptions about Atomic Energy and Radiation | Original Article
Since the discovery of ionizing radiation (1895) and radioactivity (1896), atomic energy has practically established itself firmly all over the world. Its applications can be found in practically all parts of the globe and touches almost every aspect of human life. Today, it is helping the mankind in meeting the challenges of the ever-increasing demand for energy, food and water and is assisting them in their industrial growth, mitigation of global warming, healthcare and environmental issues. Although atomic energy and radiation technologies have contributed immensely to the growth and betterment of human life all across the world, they are always shrouded by undue fears and perceptions which do not have a scientific basis.