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  1. Alpha is completely stopped by one sheet of paper or your outer skin layer.
  2. Beta needs several inches of material to stop it.
  3. Gamma requires tens of feet of concrete or lead to stop it.
  4. Neutrons require 10s of feet of borated concrete or a similar amount of water to stop them.
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Gamma radiation (commonly emitted by Radium-226) is stopped with very dense materials, most commonly lead.

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Lead or steel is good at absorbing gamma radiation providing it is thick enough.

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several cm of lead

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