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Radiation: Public Health Issues

What types of injury of public health concern are associated with exposure to each of the different forms of radiation? How does the risk of each injury vary with the dose of the radiation in question?

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1. Public Health issues due to radiation - 100 words
2. Risk according to dose - 150 words

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Radiation: Public Health Concern

The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear plant meltdown disaster is still felt to this day due to the simple fact that radiation levels in the immediate area are still extremely high and will likely remain so for several hundreds more, affecting human beings and the immediate life around it - flora and fauna. The water, air and soil aren't spared and in the cycle of life, the negative impact of radiation in Chernobyl keeps people isolated and unhealthy. Radiation is a form of energy and radioactive materials are composed of ...

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