A 27-year-old member asked:
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what are the different effects of radiation exposure?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Radiation effect depends on the type and amount of radiation and how much an individual is exposed to and what areas of the body are exposed.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Benjamin Rosenbluth
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Depends how much...: Radiation is naturally present in our environment. With low levels of radiation exposure, the biological effects are so small they may not be detected.The body has repair mechanisms against radiation-induced damage.Any amount of radiation may have some risk of causing cancer, and that the risk is higher for higher radiation exposures. High doses can cause tissue and organ damage.Hope that helps!
Answered on Apr 4, 2014

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Dr. Scott Welker
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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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Dr. Valery Uhl
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Dr. Addagada Rao
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Depends on the dose: Massive exposure will cause immediate death, as in hiroshima, moderate exposure will cause various carcinomas and other complications.
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