What are radioactive elements? How do radiations affect the body cells?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 16th Jun, 2014, 01:35: PM

Expert Answer:

Elements which emit radiations as they disintegrate are called radioactive elements. Examples: Radium, thorium and uranium.

Non-ionising radiations inactivate biochemicals including DNA and RNA. Ionising radiations break up the macromolecules.

Answered by  | 16th Jun, 2014, 03:35: PM