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Radiometric dating (often called radioactive dating) is a way to find out how old something is the method compares the amount of a naturally occurring radioactive. Radiation answers provides answers to all of your questions about radiation radiation information that matters to you. What is carbon dating carbon is one of the chemical elements along with hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur, carbon is a building block of. The technique of comparing the abundance ratio of a radioactive isotope to a reference isotope to determine the age of a material is called radioactive dating many isotopes have been studied, probing a wide range of time scales perhaps you have heard of ice man, a man living in the alps who died. Medical uses there are many uses of radiation in medicine the most well known is using x rays to see whether bones are broken the.