Editor: Muhammad Maqbool

An Introduction to Non-Ionizing Radiation

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ISBN: 978-981-5136-90-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5136-89-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898151368901230101


An Introduction to Non-Ionizing Radiation provides a comprehensive understanding of non-ionizing radiation (NIR), exploring its uses and potential risks. The information is presented in a simple and concise way to facilitate easy understanding of relevant concepts and applications. Chapters provide a summary and include relevant equations that explain NIR physics. Other features of the book include colorful illustrations and detailed reference lists. With a focus on safety and protection, the book also explains how to mitigate the adverse effects of non-ionizing radiation with the help of ANSI guidelines and regulations.

An Introduction to Non-Ionizing Radiationcomprises twelve chapters, each explaining various aspects of non-ionizing radiation, including:

⚬   Fundamental concepts of non-ionizing radiation including types and sources

⚬   Interaction with matter

⚬   Electromagnetic fields

⚬   The electromagnetic wave spectrum (UV, visible light, IR waves, microwaves and radio waves)

⚬   Lasers

⚬   Acoustic waves and ultrasound

⚬   Regulations for non-ionizing radiation

⚬   Risk management of non-ionizing radiation

The book is intended as a primer on non-ionizing radiation for a broad range of scholars and professionals in physics, engineering and clinical medicine.


Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, professors, scientists, radiation safety officers, clinicians, and technicians in physics, health physics, medical physics, biophysics, radiology, engineering, and related fields.


Radiation has been used in many fields and areas, including but not limited to astronomy, environmental analysis, industry, medicine, and the military. The use of radiation has brought a revolution in medicine and healthcare due to its astonishing therapeutic and diagnostic applications. It has also been a fact that radiation causes many complications and can harm the human body in many ways. Shielding and protection from radiation are equally important. Researchers, clinicians, and scientists have widely discovered the hazards and harms of ionizing radiation and mechanisms of protection from ionizing radiation. On the other hand, the harms and strength of hazards of non-ionizing radiation are yet to be discovered in detail. Due to the recently emergent uses and applications of non-ionizing radiation in many areas, it is important to investigate the adverse effects of non-ionizing radiation and mechanisms and strategies of protection from non-ionizing radiation. Several investigators have reported non-ionizing radiation. However, those reports are limited to a portion of non-ionizing radiation.

After reading and analyzing the book “An Introduction to Non-Ionizing Radiation” authored and edited by Muhammad Maqbool, Ph.D., along with other co-authors, I have reached the conclusion that this book provides detailed and to-the-point information about non-ionizing radiation. The book is unique because of the following reasons:

First, the book discusses and reports information about all types of electromagnetic non-ionizing radiation, from the most energetic ultraviolet radiation to the very low-energy electromagnetic fields and radio wave radiation. Second, the book has also discussed non-electromagnetic (mechanical) non-ionizing radiation, including ultrasound and audible sound. Third, the subject of this book is not just limited to the benefits or harms of non-ionizing radiation, but benefits and harms are discussed in a very systematic way. Fourth, the book is compiled based on the latest information provided about non-ionizing radiation by researchers, clinicians, educators, and scientists in the field. In addition, the style of each chapter of the book is very attractive. Each chapter provides an introduction to a certain type of non-ionizing radiation, the basic properties of that radiation, the benefits of the radiation, followed by the harms and hazards associated with each particular type of non-ionizing radiation. Strategies for how to protect from the adverse effects of each type of non-ionizing radiation have also been given in each chapter.

Overall, I believe that “An Introduction to Non-Ionizing Radiation” is a very informative and unique book that describes non-ionizing radiation in very detail and to the point. Moreover, the book is written in such a way that undergraduate students, graduate students, professors, clinicians, and researchers can take advantage of this book at the same time. I recommend this book to be a part of every library, university and institution.

Wazir Muhammad
Department of Physics
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton