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What are the effects of radiation on human body?

What are the effects of radiation on human body?

Radiation can damage the DNA in our cells. High doses of radiation can cause Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS) or Cutaneous Radiation Injuries (CRI). High doses of radiation could also lead to cancer later in life.

What is the most commonly observed effect of radiation exposure?

Effects on the skin include erythema (reddening like sunburn), dry desquamation (peeling), and moist desquamation (blistering). Skin effects are more likely to occur with exposure to low energy gamma, X-ray, or beta radiation. Most of the energy of the radiation is deposited in the skin surface.

Can all radiation be harmful?

Not all radiation is harmful, and whether or not it is harmful depends on the type of radiation in question and how much (the so-called ‘dose’) you are exposed to. Some types of radiation are known as ‘ionising’.

What foods get rid of radiation?

Seaweed such as kelp, nori, dulce and sea veg- etables are especially protective against uptake of radioactive iodine-131 as well as blocking strontium-90. Miso (fermented soybean paste) has an alkalizing effect and provides calcium, iron, B vitamins and zybicolin (helps detoxify and eliminate radioisotopes).

What are 5 effects of radiation?

Radiation Effects on Humans

Dose (rem) Effects
5-20 Possible late effects; possible chromosomal damage.
20-100 Temporary reduction in white blood cells.
100-200 Mild radiation sickness within a few hours: vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue; reduction in resistance to infection.

What kind of radiation is harmful?

Gamma rays are the most harmful external hazard. Beta particles can partially penetrate skin, causing “beta burns”. Alpha particles cannot penetrate intact skin. Gamma and x-rays can pass through a person damaging cells in their path.

What is the least harmful radiation?

alpha particles
Ionizing radiation comes in three flavors: alpha particles, beta particles and gamma rays. Alpha particles are the least dangerous in terms of external exposure.