Updated: 4/17/2020

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  • Radiation effects the body by breaking the DNA and causing cells to mutate. This means radiation is a mutagen.
  • Also, bruising, skin burns, open sores
  • Symptoms of radiation sickness are weakness,fatigue,fainting, and confusion,
  • Radiation is found in radium , uranium, and from space rays.. high radiation exposure is a known carcinogen. People can be exposed to radiation through medical procedures such as CT scans.
  • Radiation is a terategen which means it causes birth defects.
  • To reduce exposure to radiation, healthcare workers place lead aprons over body parts that they do not need to visualize.
  • Healthcare workers can reduce exposure by remaining behind lead walls or stepping out of the room when taking x-rays of patients.
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