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Fukushima radiation poisoning, what health effects?

Fukushima radiation poisoning, what health effects?

It depends on where: It is dependent on where you live? Unless you are living in that area, it should not cause you any concern. So tell us more about yourself and why you posed this question? ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...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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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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What is irradiated by fukushima radiation?

Whole body: Radiation from a reactor will effect the whole body but destroy marrow and usually cause demise of patient. ...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 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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Could food irradiation lead to cancer?

Could food irradiation lead to cancer?

No: Food irradiation will destroy things that can lead to food spoilage so it will survive longer. Some think irradiation might inactivate some of the nutritional qualities of food. There is no evidence that it will cause cancer or any other illness. ...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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Could food irradiation cause cancer?

Could food irradiation cause cancer?

I say "no": This has been studied massively. "nuked" food may last longer on the shelf and be less likely to carry food poisoning. It is not itself radioactive, and talk of chemicals produced in small amounts by the radiation being carcinogens ignores the fact that similar chemicals are widespread in natural foods. I'm not concerned, and since its introduction a decade ago there's been no excitement. ...Read more

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Can microwave radiation from cell phone tower cause cancer ?

Can microwave radiation from cell phone tower cause cancer ?

Not that we know: The radiation energy from a cell tower is very low unless you are on the tower at the antenna. The current controversy is whether cell phone itself can cause brain malignancy since they are held close to your head while they are being used. The jury is still out on the question but prudence suggests you use your cell phone on speaker or use a blue tooth ear piece which generates lower radio ener. ...Read more

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What are worst breast cancer radiation effects?

What are worst breast cancer radiation effects?

FIBROSIS: Radiation pneumonitis with fibrosis is the most serious. Also radiation esophagitis and scarring of the skin. Most resolve to some degree with time and steroids. ...Read more

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Can chemo or radiation for lung cancer cause brain damage?

Can chemo or radiation for lung cancer cause brain damage?

Chemo brain: Chemo brain has been studied fairly well and in fact at this past years national conference a seminal study was presented that notes that chemo brain can begin even before a patient has received any chemotherapy. Thus the cognitive impairment begins from the traumatic stress caused by the diagnosis and hearing the words chemotherapy and cancer. This is a form of ptsd. Some ctx makes it worse. ...Read more

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Organopharous poisoning management?

Organopharous poisoning management?

Organophosphate: This causes a build up of acetylcholine due to enzyme inhibition. Symptoms may be mild eg. Gi to severe such as come, respiratory arrest etc... So treatment needs to be done in a hospital. An evlauation needs to be done first. - effects are independent of exposure amount. Atropine and pralidoxime are used for treatment along with supportive care. ...Read more

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Is there any risk of radiation poisoning after myocardial perfusion scan?

No: Radiation poisoning occurs at exposures of 1000 msv and greater ( http://sgoti.Ws/plwzai ). The radiation exposure from a myocardial perfusion scan is around 10 msv and has never been shown to be harmful, although it is recommended to only get medical imaging performed when appropriate in order to minimize any theoretical cumulative risks of radiation. ...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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Could gamma radiation cause mutation?

Yes: In llow doses where the dna is not destroyed may cause mutations in dna and effect the nature of the organism that has received the radiation or induce a malignant transformation. ...Read more

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What makes radiation treatment kill cancer?

What makes radiation treatment kill cancer?

Starving tumor: This is a complex process but to be simple, radiation causes alterations within the cancer cell that include formation of what we call tumor hypoxia ( low oxygen level) and free radicals that result in cell toxicity and assault which causes cell death. ...Read more

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