What is Radiation?

Radiation is a term meaning, simply, that something is spreading out – something is being dispersed (sound waves are an example, as are heat and light from a regular light bulb, or the ripples in a pond, dispersing the energy from a rock dropped in the water).  Radioactivity, as might be associated with nuclear weapons or power plants, refers to something else entirely: the radiation of atomic particles, some of which can cause severe health problems, including death, if absorbed in sufficient quantity.  There is no radioactivity associated with wireless telecommunications base stations or with any other energy source at non-ionizing frequencies.