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Alpha particles and alpha radiation explained

Alongside beta particles, gamma rays, and neutrons, alpha particles are a type of radiation, also called alpha radiation. As with most forms of radiation, alpha particles are emitted from radioactive elements.

Alpha particles are relatively heavy and slow compared to their companions, so they pose little danger to humans unless ingested. 

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