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NO SAFE DOSE RADIATION

 

Radiation splits atoms and can break apart the bonds between atoms. When this happens in living cells, it can lead to cell death, interfere with the cell to function properly, or the uncontrolled proliferation of the cell leading to cancer and disease. When it occurs inside a reproductive organ, male or female, it can lead to hereditary or genetic damage in offspring.

There is no safe level of radiation. Lowering the dose reduces the number of people who will be damaged, but not the severity of medical consequences to those individuals. Nevertheless, in an attempt to protect health the federal government has established release or dose limits permissible from nuclear reactors.

 

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