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  1. 1. Article  #2    Radiation   Speaking  and  Wri-ng  -­‐3   Dr.  Roy   S1180042  Ryoko  Aoki
  2. 2. What  is  rem? •  The  unit  used  to  measure  radia/on  dosage  •  Amount  of  rems  determine  how  much  harm  a   person  suffers.  
  3. 3. 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  
  4. 4. Fallout •  Mother’s  child  exposed  to  radia/on  become   serious  disease.  •  Leukemia,  lung  cancer,  thyroid  cancer,  breast   cancer,  and  cancers  of  other  organs.  
  5. 5. Hiroshima  and  Nagasaki •  Many  people  died  not  directly  from  the   explosion.  •  They  died  from  the  radia/on  released  as  a  result   of  the  explosion.  
  6. 6. 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.  
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.  

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