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View in Spanish: Radiación electromagnética

Electromagnetic radiation (ee-LEK-troh-mag-NEH-tik ray-dee-AY-shun)
Low-energy radiation that comes from the interaction of electric and magnetic fields. Sources include power lines, electric appliances, radio waves, microwaves, and others. Also called electromagnetic field.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.