In order to accomplish the rapid growth and development that occurs in children, cells must replicate at a higher rate than in adults. Cells that divide more frequently are at greater risk of injury due to radiation. Children are therefore more vulnerable to radiation poisoning than adults. If a child survives an episode of radiation poisoning, they are also more likely to develop radiation-induced cancers due to a combination of more frequent cell division and a longer lifetime.
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Chemical Toxins
- Ethanol Poisoning
- Food Poisoning
- Impact Of Radiation Poisoning On The Body
- Inhaled Cyanide Poisoning
- Lead Poisoning
- Medication Overdose and Poisoning
- Mercury Poisoning
- Methanol Poisoning
- Nerve Gas Poisoning
- Paint Thinner Poisoning
- Radon Exposure (Poisoning)
- Q Can radiation from x-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans cause cancer?
- Q Can safe substances be poisonous?
- Q What are examples of common poisons?
- Q Does genetics play a role in people's reaction to benzene exposure?
- Q What increases my risk for industrial waste poisoning?
- Q What is the most common cause of poisoning in the elderly?