I'm currently writing an essay, that aims to investigate claims that the radiation produced by radio towers (i.e. radio waves) is harmful to human health, using physics Ideas
To approach this I've decided to start with the fundamentals, such as "What is Radiation?". The trouble I'm having is with connecting how visible light and radio waves are produced. I know that visible light (and frequencies around visible light) is produced when an electron in an excited atom drops down an energy level or two, releasing energy in the form of a photon. But I also know that radio waves are produced from an antenna by accelerating electrons using an alternating current (I think).
In short, my question is, are both types of EM wave produced differently, or does it just appear that way? And if they are produced in the same way, what's the connection between electrons dropping energy levels in an atom, and accelerating electrons in a wire?
Or perhaps if it makes the question clearer, are radio waves from an antenna produced in the same way light from a light bulb is produced?