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Article #2 Radiation Speaking and Wri-ng -‐3 Dr. Roy S1180042 Ryoko Aoki
What is rem? • The unit used to measure radia/on dosage • Amount of rems determine how much harm a person suﬀers.
Effects of Radiation • Nausea • Vomi/ng • Headache • Some loss of white blood cells • Temporary hair loss • Loss of white blood cells • Reduces produc/on of blood platelets • Fever • Diarrhea
Fallout • Mother’s child exposed to radia/on become serious disease. • Leukemia, lung cancer, thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and cancers of other organs.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki • Many people died not directly from the explosion. • They died from the radia/on released as a result of the explosion.
Three Mile Island • Blocked the ﬂow of water in the main feedwater system of a reactor. • Tore the reactor apart. • Radioac/ve water ﬂowed into an auxiliary building, where it pooled on the ﬂoor. • Radioac/ve gas was released into the atmosphere. • Cost lots of money and /me, no one was hurt.
Chernobyl • The accident was a fatal combina/on of ignorance and complacency. • Chernobyl release polluted the countryside much more than ten Hiroshimas would have done. • Many people died from the explosion and even more from the eﬀects of the radia/on later. • Today, people are dying from the radia/on caused by the accident.
Conclusion • No eﬀec-ve medical treatment available for poten-ally fatal radia-on does. • It is necessary to build the nuclear reactor of the design in which these accidents do not happens.