# Physics

Which is more harmful---smaller wavelength, like gamma ray, or larger wavelength, like radio waves?

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1. Smaller wavelengths are more biologically harmful. The shorter the wavelength, the more energetic are the light photons, and they become increasingly able to produce chemical change the the cells and the DNA molecules

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posted by drwls
2. thanks!

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posted by Emily

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