Hazards And Hazards Of Radiation

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Health Effects And Hazards Of Radiation
Amari McClarty
October 1, 2017 Health Effects And Hazards Of Radiation 2
Health Effects And Hazards Of Radiation
What is Radiation? Radiation is a A form of energy carried by waves or a stream of particles. Radiation is a fragment that is capable of ionizing atoms or molecules isolating electrons from them due to its sufficiently possessed energy when it is passed through them. Radiations include alpha, beta and gamma rays. They can cause severe damage when absorbed by living tissue, and are therefore a health hazard they can effect the repairing ability of living cells. Ionizing radiation consists of subatomic particles or electromagnetic waves that are energetic enough to detach …show more content…

Radioactive materials are existing in its crust, the floors and walls of our homes, schools, or offices and in the food we eat and drink. Radioactive gases are in the air that we breathe. Our own bodies contain radioactivity such as muscles, bones, and tissue. Humans has always been exposed to natural radiation emerging from the earth as well as from outside the earth. The radiation we collect from outer space is called cosmic rays. We also receive exposure from man-made radiation, such as X-rays, radiation used to diagnose diseases and for cancer therapy. There are numerous types of radiation, each having different traits. The common ionizing radiations predominantly talked about are alpha radiation, beta radiation, gamma rays. Alpha radiation consists of heavy, positively charged particles emitted by atoms of elements such as uranium and radium. Beta radiation consists of electrons. Gamma rays are electromagnetic radiation that are similar to X-rays, light, and radio waves. Although we cannot see or feel …show more content…

If radiation caused cancer you would wonder why was cancer patients given radiation. Radiation is used on cancer patients to destroy all the cancer cells But like other treatments, it often causes side effects. radiation therapy can also damage healthy cells and tissues near the treatment area. That’s how it can be harmful. These are different for each person. They depend on the type of cancer, its location, the radiation therapy dose, and your general health. Most side effects go away after treatment. But some continue, come back, or develop later. You may include developing a second cancer because of radiation therapy. Radiation therapy is a local treatment. only affects the area of the body where the tumor is located. Common general side effects of radiation skin problems, fatigue, hair loss, radiation recall, appetite loss, attention or thinking, or memory

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