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.


In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. I am very thankful to Allah Almighty for giving me the ability, the capabilities, the resources, and the courage to complete this task.

Medical and Health Physics is a broad and one of the fast-growing fields around the world, based on the safe use of radiation. The enormous benefits of radiation used in diagnostic, therapeutic, and healthcare applications have made researchers further explore this field. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, medical and health physics is open to researchers, investigators, and educators from many basic and applied fields. The entire area of medical and health physics is based on radiation and its proper uses. Radiation is a blessing due to its revolutionary pros, benefits, and use in many fields. In this regard, I and my friends and collaborators published the book ‘An Introduction to Medical Physics’, a few years ago. With the great popularity of the book around the globe and the demand from students, friends, and colleagues, I feel that it would be very important to move forward and publish more in this area. After looking at the requirements and demands in medical and health physics, radiation sciences, and applied electromagnetic waves, I decided to write another book in this series with the title ‘An Introduction to Nonionizing Radiation.’ Relatively little known about nonionizing radiation and very little published material in this area, I decided to write on the fundamental concepts, characteristic properties, uses, benefits, and especially the harms and hazards associated with nonionizing radiation. The frequent use of lasers, mobile phones, antennas, infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet radiation compelled me to write about and report the latest findings on the harms and hazards associated with the use of nonionizing radiation with their beneficial applications. Thus, this book provides a brief understanding of the fundamental concepts of nonionizing radiation. The book talks about how nonionizing radiation can be used to serve and help people. The book also discusses the nature and strength of harms and hazards one can get from nonionizing radiation exposure. At the same time, this book also talks about how safety and protection from the adverse effects of nonionizing radiation can be attained during its beneficial use by following proper rules, regulations, and guidelines.

In completing this task, I am very thankful to all authors who contributed valuable ideas to flourish the beauty and depth of the subject matter discussed in this book.

I am very thankful to Humaira Hashmi and the Bentham Books publisher, who helped and cooperated to achieve this astonishing goal.

Muhammad Maqbool
Department of Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294, USA