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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
27 years experience General Surgery
Fatigue: Would be most common, diarrhea (sometimes bloody), and weight loss can all be signs of acute exposure to high levels of radiation. Not a big problem ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Avoid midday sun: The biggest radiation source is the midday sun. When the sun is at it's highest intensity, it's a good time to cover up, go inside, find shade, etc. A ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
24 years experience Radiation Oncology
No routine check: People at risk for radiation exposure usually wear badges. If you were not wearing a badge, you can test your white blood cells for radiation damage ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
27 years experience General Surgery
Very different: Very high ( > 100 rads), short-term doses of radiation have been known to cause early effects, such as diarrhea, skin burns, cataracts, and even death ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valery Uhl
36 years experience Radiation Oncology
Stay out of the sun: To minimize exposure to radiation you should stay out of the sun: Slip, slap, slop: http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.607994767425406449&w=250 ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
27 years experience General Surgery
Very much so: Acute exposure causes burns, destruction of bone marrow, and other tissue injuries like cataracts. Long term exposure can lead to various cancers, an ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
22 years experience Radiology
Not entirely clear.: This is the crux of the radiation exposure discussion and it still is not clear if exposure has a single incident threshold that must be met to cause ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
The electromagnetic : Spectrum includes visible light, radio and micro waves, infrared red, ultraviolet, x-rays and megavoltage radiation. There is heating with microwaves ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: More than likely, somebody is going to overdose or inadvertently take it, causing more complications. If there is exposure to radiation, contact poiso ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Effects on cell DNA: Any form of radiation ( ionization energy ) effects on cell , allows dna break down , prevent normal repair mechanisms of cell

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