The Dangers of Nuclear Radiation

Disasters in Japan sparked fears of a nuclear reactor meltdowns as happened at Chernobyl in 1986. Impact of radiation vary, there can be felt immediately and there are newly emerging in the long term. The worst nuclear reactor meltdowns in history occurred in Chernobyl, Ukraine in April 1986. Besides triggering the evacuation of thousands of residents near the scene, the health effects are still felt the victims until many years later such as cancer, cardiovascular disorders and even death.

Still clear in our memory with nuclear power plant accident at Chernobyl, Ukraine, on April 26, 1986. Accident caused by explosion of a nuclear reactor number four at the plant had become the biggest accident in history. As many as 4,000 people were killed in the accident, and victims continue to fall after suffering from various diseases caused by exposure to radiation.

Some health effects suffered by victims of nuclear radiation, including cancer. The number of victims is still controversial, but cancer is estimated to 93 thousand and 200 thousand people affected by other diseases.

Victims are directly exposed to the radiation exposure of acute radiation syndrome (ARS), they died within a few weeks after the explosion. In addition to ARS affected, there are also victims who died of thyroid cancer after exposure to the air inhaling radioactive.

In addition, there are also victims of nuclear radiation who suffered from leukemia, metabolic disorders, and cataracts. Some people also claim to have fertility problems and pregnancy problems, but has not been established whether the problem is the effect of radiation.


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