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Would radiation damage my computer?

Would radiation damage my computer?

Yes: However the dose of radiation that would damage your computer would be a hazard to you. What are the circumstances in which you might be irradiating your computer? And why? ...Read more

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Do 1st degree burns scar?

Do 1st degree burns scar?

It shouldn't: Scar. Aloe vera sap can be applied directly from the plant to help with healing. ...Read more

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Does beam radiation stay in body?

Does beam radiation stay in body?

No.: Once the radiation machine (called a linear accelerator) is turned off, there is no radiation in the body. You are not radioactive. ...Read more

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How can ionizing radiation from nuclear explosions cause cancer?

How can ionizing radiation from nuclear explosions cause cancer?

Damaging genes: Inhaling or ingesting the radioactive particles that come from the explosing is also risky -- in fact, after chernobyl, most of the problems are thyroid concerns from the iodine. People in hiroshima and nagasaki had a significant rise especially in rates of leukemia, civilians exposed to tests had less cancers long-term than many had feared. ...Read more

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How does radioactivity and electromagnetic radiation induce cancer?

How does radioactivity and electromagnetic radiation induce cancer?

Does; doesn't: Radioactivity produces ionizing radiation that damages the genes. I would urge you to ignore "pop" / "scare" stories about electromagnetic fields causing cancer. They're based on anecdotes and retrospective questioning which generates junk findings. There's no obvious mechanism and the electricity of your beating heart is a stronger exposure than nearby power lines. ...Read more

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How would one deal with radiation burns from cancer treatments?

How would one deal with radiation burns from cancer treatments?

Topical creams help: Avoid sun exposure to the area. If your physician advises, add thin layers of aloe, hydrocortisone, or silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) creams. If the area is moist (like in the groin area) keep it dry by wearing loose or no clothing over the area. Don't scratch! never go to a tanning bed! ...Read more

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Is 0.001 mSv of radiation enough to cause radiation sickness?

Is 0.001 mSv of radiation enough to cause radiation sickness?

Not nearly enough: The lowest dose of radiation known to cause radiation sickness is 35 reads which equals 350 mSv. Thus, .001 mSv is 1/350,000th of the lowest dose known to cause radiation sickness! ...Read more

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How can you heal radiation burns inside throat?

How can you heal radiation burns inside throat?

They will heal thems: Any radiation burns heal with time, typically in 24 weeks after finishing radiotherapy. In the meantime you could take some pain medicines or use some local medication for throat pain. Your radiation oncologist can help. He /she is your guide for any problems/issues. ...Read more

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Could exposure to ionizing radiation progress pkd?

Pkd and ionizing rad: Data are not clear on this. For sure, select mutations on either chromosome 16 or chromosome 4 lead to PKD expression. Scientists have long thought that a single mutation that affects polycystin expression leads to cyst formations. Newer data show that second or third or fourth mutations on these chromosomes affect expression of pkd. So, it is conceivable that yes ionizing rad could affect pkd ...Read more

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Will the radiation treatments hurt?

Will the radiation treatments hurt?

No: No. You should not feel any pain. You will not hear or feel the radiation treatment. ...Read more

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How can radiation exposure and uv light cause cancer?

How can radiation exposure and uv light cause cancer?

Break dna: Knock off a base (atgc -base pairs), cause a strand break, and most lethally, cause a double strand break. We have repair enzymes, but mis-repair can cause a wrong base to be inserted, or deletion of important information leading to cancer development or promotion. ...Read more

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Will visiting the radiation oncology department expose me to some amount of radiation?

Will visiting the radiation oncology department expose me to some amount of  radiation?

No!: There is lots of shielding around all the machines, so there is no risk to casual visitors. ...Read more

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2nd degree burn treatments?

2nd degree burn treatments?

Household honey: You can use household honey daily cover with k-tape if you want honey not to come in contact with clothes (ktape $12 in sports authority) if wound infected use neosporin oint daily. ...Read more

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Can radiation from a microwave oven cause cancer?

Possible: Microwave ovan prodices electrmagnetic non ionizing radiation in huge quantity , built in such way not to leak.And cause cell damage , cataracts , immediate cell death or late effects like caner possible ( if it leaks ) by dna damage . It is also possible will break down products may be harmful to the body. ...Read more

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Can cigarette burns scar?

Can cigarette burns scar?

Yes: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more

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Do 2nd degree burns in face leave scars?

Do 2nd degree burns in face leave scars?

They can.: If the burn is superficial in depth (but still blistered), good wound care may yield no scars whatsoever. But deep(er) 2nd degree burns can indeed leave scars. Scarring is totally dependent on the depth of the injury, whether from the initial thermal damage, or from subsequent infection causing more severe tissue loss. ...Read more

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