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What happens when youre exposed to radiation?

bld092895 2009/10/27 05:30:46
IM NOT LOOKING FOR SYMPTOMS. i mean...what actually happens? i read in a book that its like a million tiny bullets burn holes through your body and if youre within feet, you die immeadiatley. and the farther away you are, the slower you die. unless youre out of range. like what happens? do the atoms attack you or something? DONT TELL ME YOU GET CANCER/THROW UP/SWELL AND DIE. I KNOW THAT.
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  • Noodle :3 2012/05/17 08:14:53
    Noodle :3
    +2
    I honestly don't think that someone would be alive to tell the story, and even if they were, they might not waste their time teeling you on the net coz they probably have only two days to live and would rather be doing awesome stuff on their last day of living. xD PSYCH! I actually don’t know ahah
  • chelsea 2011/10/13 09:24:25
    chelsea
    +1
    whats radiation got 2 do with jb ?
  • jas isidro 2011/08/26 13:04:52
    jas isidro
    +2
    maybe you can get a radioactive powers just kidding
  • natasha 2011/05/09 03:41:57
    natasha
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    i love justin !@#$ bieber
  • Jack 2009/10/27 11:24:35
    Jack
    Well, there are some misconceptions about radiation - beyond the obvious superhero notions. Light in the electromagnetic spectrum is a form of radiation - all of the red, green, and blue light you see, as well as microwaves and x-rays. Heat is also a form of radiation.

    However, atomic radiation occurs when an atom actually emits particles, typically "alpha" particles, from its nucleus. When struck by these particles in sufficient quantities, humans can get "radiation poisoning"; they can die very easily. Believe it or not, radiation is often used to cure cancer! Look up 'radiation treatment of cancer' if you don't believe me. The side effects of radiation treatment are the primary effects of alpha radiation - you may be aware that chemo patients lose their hair very quickly, etc. - and so they are well documented by medical professionals.

    I'm not entirely sure what kind of answer you're looking for, but it sounds like you're interested in the effects of a blast of nuclear radiation, such as an atomic bomb. The radiation emitted by an atomic blast is extremely dangerous, and almost definitely lethal within the right proximity and time frame as the blast, but the explosion and immediate damage is caused by the energy released by splitting atoms. This energy excites matter, he...
    Well, there are some misconceptions about radiation - beyond the obvious superhero notions. Light in the electromagnetic spectrum is a form of radiation - all of the red, green, and blue light you see, as well as microwaves and x-rays. Heat is also a form of radiation.

    However, atomic radiation occurs when an atom actually emits particles, typically "alpha" particles, from its nucleus. When struck by these particles in sufficient quantities, humans can get "radiation poisoning"; they can die very easily. Believe it or not, radiation is often used to cure cancer! Look up 'radiation treatment of cancer' if you don't believe me. The side effects of radiation treatment are the primary effects of alpha radiation - you may be aware that chemo patients lose their hair very quickly, etc. - and so they are well documented by medical professionals.

    I'm not entirely sure what kind of answer you're looking for, but it sounds like you're interested in the effects of a blast of nuclear radiation, such as an atomic bomb. The radiation emitted by an atomic blast is extremely dangerous, and almost definitely lethal within the right proximity and time frame as the blast, but the explosion and immediate damage is caused by the energy released by splitting atoms. This energy excites matter, heating it rapidly and forming the explosion typically associated with nuclear bombs. Damage caused by this explosion is similar to the damage caused by any other explosion - there is a massive force from expanding gases, and lots of heat. If you weren't killed by the explosion, but you were exposed to the radiation, you might feel effects like the survivors (however temporary) of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. You can find an article about one survivor and his experience here: http://www.sciencemuseum.org....
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  • cmdrbnd007 2009/10/27 06:05:06
    cmdrbnd007
    Depends on how much and what kind of radiation. We are bombarded by radiation everyday but this amount of radiation isn't too dangerous unless you stay out in the sun too long in which case you get a sunburn and and you increase your chances of skin cancer. If you are exposed to a strong enough source of radiation it will "cook" your insides a la microwaves.
  • Tottal 2009/10/27 05:45:54
    Tottal
    +2
    radiation bombards your cellular structure and breaks the basic protein strings that form "you" (DNA). basically your body doesn't know how to make new cells and you burn out. All the symptoms are caused by systems that can no longer function. The reason you die quicker if you are closer, is you get more radiation.
  • bld092895 Tottal 2009/10/27 05:49:07
    bld092895
    thanks for a serious answer
  • Tottal bld092895 2009/10/27 05:55:24
    Tottal
    +1
    got it off of the show "jericho" good show, you should check it out.
  • TessIsabella 2009/10/27 05:39:43
    TessIsabella
    You turn into a superhero.

    turn superhero

    Oh wait thats falling into a vat of toxic waste :D
  • Nurse Ammy 2009/10/27 05:35:24
    Nurse Ammy
    Why don't you go to Chernobyl and find out? Sheez.

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