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What would happen if an electron were fired at a human at a velocity high enough to produce x-rays?



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Not much if it was just one electron. What would happen would depend on which particular atoms in the body the electron interacted with: different atoms would produce different kinds of x-rays for a given electron energy. Basically it would be a pretty uncontrolled way of damaging a person's DNA.

Arthur Smith



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