Radia%on	  Ten	  Minute	  Medicine	              By	  Barry	  Miskin	  MD	  FACS	  
Radia%on	  •  Caused	  by	  %ny	  par%cles,	  can’t	  be	  seen	  or	  smelled	  •  We	  all	  can	  tolerate	  small	  am...
Depleted	  Uranium	  Shells	  
Radioac%ve	  Cloud	  
100%	  At	  Ground	  Zero	  
Almost	  1	  Million	  Killed	  
Potassium	  Iodide	  Tablets	  •  Given	  to	  Workers	  in	  Nuclear	  Power	  Plant	  •  May	  prevent	  Thyroid	  cance...
Protec%ng	  Yourself	  From	                    Radia%on	  •  Less	  %me	  in	  contaminated	  area	  the	  beVer	  •  The...
Radia%on	  Sicknes	  •  30-­‐1000	  Rads-­‐Bone	  Marrow	  Syndrome-­‐   Destruc%on	  of	  Bone	  Marrow-­‐Infec%on	  and	...
Ten	  Minute	  Medicine	  Tips	  for	                     Radia%on	  •  Stay	  Upwind	  of	  vic%m	  and	  wear	  mask	  (...
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  1. 1. Radia%on  Ten  Minute  Medicine   By  Barry  Miskin  MD  FACS  
  2. 2. Radia%on  •  Caused  by  %ny  par%cles,  can’t  be  seen  or  smelled  •  We  all  can  tolerate  small  amounts,  but  large  amounts   cause  illness  and  death  •  Effects  most  rapidly  reproducing  and  growing  cells  in   the  body-­‐gut  and  marrow  •  Immediate  Death  usually  Brain  Hemorrhage  
  3. 3. Depleted  Uranium  Shells  
  4. 4. Radioac%ve  Cloud  
  5. 5. 100%  At  Ground  Zero  
  6. 6. Almost  1  Million  Killed  
  7. 7. Potassium  Iodide  Tablets  •  Given  to  Workers  in  Nuclear  Power  Plant  •  May  prevent  Thyroid  cancer  from  radia%on   exposure  •  No  immediate  value  to  prevent  radia%on   illness  
  8. 8. Protec%ng  Yourself  From   Radia%on  •  Less  %me  in  contaminated  area  the  beVer  •  The  farther  you  are  from  the  explosion  the   safer  you  are  likely  to  be  •  The  more  you  can  shield  your  body  the  less   Radia%on  you  are  apt  to  absorb  
  9. 9. Radia%on  Sicknes  •  30-­‐1000  Rads-­‐Bone  Marrow  Syndrome-­‐ Destruc%on  of  Bone  Marrow-­‐Infec%on  and   Death  •  600-­‐10,000  Rads-­‐GI  Syndrome-­‐Severe   Dehydra%on-­‐Death-­‐Can  Be  Irreversible  •  2000-­‐5000  Rads-­‐CV/CNS  Syndrome-­‐Death  Uss.   3  days  from  Collapse  of  Circulatory  system  &   Incr.  Brain  Pres.  
  10. 10. Ten  Minute  Medicine  Tips  for   Radia%on  •  Stay  Upwind  of  vic%m  and  wear  mask  (or  make  mask)  •  Wear  Protec%ve  Clothes  if  Available  •  Wash  vic%m  down  with  water,  remove  dust  &   radioac%ve  par%cles  check  for  other  injuries  •  Major  danger  is  infec%on-­‐guard  against  it  •  Do  not  give  vic%m  food,  it  may  be  contaminated  with   bacteria  
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