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Irradiation is the process by which an object is exposed to radiation. The exposure can originate from various sources, including natural sources. Most frequently the term refers to ionizing radiation, and to a level of radiation that will serve a specific purpose, rather than radiation exposure to normal ...Read more
Under the hill: A nuclear catastrophe is not imminent. The world is not going to end from radiation, heat waves, tornadoes, typhoons, lightening, floods, earthquakes, cold wave or any thing else like that. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Radiation risk is a population based item. There is good data on the radiation dosage and the likelihood a radiation induced disease including cancer. But the chance for each individual is quite variable and can be estimated in a general sense but not for a specific person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that we are exposed to radiation all the time? That its in the air? Isn't that harmful? How to avoid it??
Low level exposure: is always present from the earth's rocks, and topography, but not when manmade events occur like Fukushima. Please post when you are 17 YO, and discuss this with your parents, and pediatrician to get the most up to date info. Thanks! ...Read more
No: Airplanes are not shielded from cosmic radiation. Our atmosphere protects us, but because airliners fly at high altitudes, airline crews do get a little more radiation each year than the average surface dweller. The amount of radiation per cross-country flight is small, so air travelers need not worry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wow: In general, early effects of ionizing radiation-induced skin injury manifest in the epidermis, whereas late effects appear in the dermis. Radiation burns differ from thermal or chemical burns in various ways including. Thermal or chemical burn injuries evolve immediately following insult to skin. Ionizing radiation-induced skin injuries carry a small but real potential for malignancy: late effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more
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