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why is radiation bad for us?

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Dr. Bradley Stockmann
Radiology 17 years experience
Mutations: When ionizing radiation goes through the body it causes electrons to be ejected from atoms, leaving behind free radicals which can damage DNA. DNA damage can cause cell death, mutations from inaccurate repair, or be repaired back to normal. Inaccurately repaired DNA (mutations) can cause a cell to act wildly or grow into a cancer.

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