Disasters in Japan sparked fears of a nuclear reactor meltdowns as happened at Chernobyl in 1986. Impact of radiation vary, there can be felt immediately and there are newly emerging in the long term.
The worst nuclear reactor meltdowns in history occurred in Chernobyl, Ukraine in April 1986. Besides triggering the evacuation of thousands of residents near the scene, the health effects are still felt the victims until many years later such as cancer, cardiovascular disorders and even death.
Naturally, the human body has mechanisms to protect themselves from cell damage from radiation and other harmful chemicals pejanan. However, as quoted by FoxNews, radiation at a certain level can not be tolerated by the body with the mechanisms.
FoxNews health editor of Health, Dr Manny Alvarez said there are 3 factors that affect the impact of nuclear radiation. All three include the total radiation that dipejankan, how close to the radiation source and the last is how long the victim terpejan by radiation.
These three factors will determine what the impact will be felt by victims. High radiation can directly trigger a direct impact moment can be known, while radiation can trigger unconscious long-term effects are usually even more dangerous.
Momentary or short-term impact due to high radiation in the vicinity of nuclear reactors are as follows.
- Nausea vomiting
Meanwhile, the emerging impact of exposure to nuclear radiation during several days of them are as follows.
- Dizzy, dizzy eye
- Disorientation or confusion determine direction
- Weak, tired and looked listless
- Hair loss and baldness
- Vomiting blood or dysentery
- Low blood pressure
- Hard to heal wounds.
The impact of chronic long-term alias of nuclear radiation would generally be triggered by low levels of radiation that is not realized and are not anticipated until the years. Some of the lethal effects of nuclear radiation exposure due to long-term agreements are as follows.
- Premature aging
- Nervous system disorders and reproductive
- Genetic mutation.
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