P2 Radiation and life

P2 Radiation and life

  • www.cancerhelp.org.uk
    Information on skin cancers and how to prevent them is available from the Cancer Research UK website.
  • http://www.sunsmart.com.au/
    Australia has the highest rate of skin cancers in the world. Sunsmart is an organization that aims to encourage people to make healthy behaviour choices relevant to skin cancer and to get more people with early skin cancers to attend for treatment.
  • www.jaxmed.com/articles/wellness/spf.htm
    This website explains the vocabulary related to sunblocks and sunscreens
  • http://www.hpa.org.uk/radiation/
    Radiological protection is part of the work of the UK’s Health Protection Agency. Their ‘Understanding radiation’ webpages include information sheets about cordless and mobile phones, the solar index, and ways of protecting yourself from the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation.
  • www.howstuffworks.com/cell-phone1.htm
    This site describes how mobile phones and masts work, using some simple animations.
  • www.sitefinder.radio.gov.uk
    Ofcom’s 'Sitefinder' is a national database of mobile phone base stations and their emissions. It maps all mobile phone masts in the UK.
  • www.ipcc.ch
    The International Panel on Climate Change bases its assessment mainly on peer reviewed and published scientific/technical literature. Its website contains detailed briefing documents about global warming.
  • http://www.ace.mmu.ac.uk/resources.html
    Both these sites are sponsored by a UK government department and provide background information about the possible consequences of global warming, with weblinks to related sites. The first one is much less technical than the second.
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/climate/
    The BBC Weather Centre has some really useful pages on global warming. Their pages include evidence, discussion of impacts, adaptations, and policies, as well as related weblinks.
  • http://www.aip.org/history/climate/
    The American Institute of Physics publishes this hypertext history of how scientists came to (partly) understand what people are doing to cause climate change. Fortunately the navigation is easy, because there's more on offer than you are likely to want or need.