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Discussion Question 1

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research atomic nuclear decay. On the basis of your research, respond to the following:

  • Why and how does atomic nuclear decay take place? Explain, being sure to address different types of decay.
  • What is the significance of atomic nuclear decay? (How is it used to our advantage?)
  • What is your analysis on the societal implications of using this process? (What safety precautions are required and are there negative impacts?)

Discussion Question 2

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research the phenomenon of radioactivity and its applications in healthcare. Based on your research, respond to the following:

  • What are the various uses of radioactivity in healthcare?
  • What are the future trends in healthcare with respect to the use of radioactivity?