Radiation Sickness

In a nuclear fallout, anyone is susceptible to radiation exposure. Radiation Sickness, Radiation Poisoning or Acute Radiation Syndrome is the damage to the human body with an exceeding amount of nuclear radiation received over a short period of time. Depending on the amount of radiation you receive, that depends on how sick the individual will become. The sickness, mostly affects the individuals DNA and other key molecular structures within cells of the human body.


Women after Hiroshima nuclear attack with Radiation burns.
Women after Hiroshima nuclear attack with Radiation burns.
This man was affected with a high dosage of radiation
This man was affected with a high dosage of radiation


Initial Signs & Symptoms:
When an individual first round of symptoms, an individual may have a brief period of no apparent illness. The following rounds continue to worsen as bad of radiation the person appeared to be exposed to. In Chernobyl, for example, victims of the power plant experienced cell saturation which led to limb mutations (see pic up top for person affected).

Websites: 1.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/radiation-sickness/DS00432
2.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000026.htm
3.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/191226.php

Multiple Choice - OK ~Mr. C.

Created By: Chris Elwell

The Illness & The Cures or Treatments

This is an illness cause by exposure to radiation or cancer radiotherapy.


external image th?id=H.5044779546575481&w=270&h=184&c=7&rs=1&pid=1.7


You can take medications,antihistamines,tranquilizers,chloropromazine, and topical creams.
external image th?id=H.4519689826601918&w=215&h=169&c=7&rs=1&pid=1.7


You can also do the colon and rectal cancer home testing procedures.
external image radiation_poisoning.jpg
By: Tyler Shields