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What increases my risk for radiation poisoning?

The risk of radiation poisoning is determined by the type, amount, duration, and location of radiation exposure. In addition, age and medical conditions may play a role in the susceptibility to illness. High-energy, ionizing radiation from atomic weapons, nuclear power plants, and some cancer treatments can cause serious illness. Microwaves, cell phones, radios, and medical imaging procedures (such as x-rays and computed tomography scans) either do not emit the right type or a high enough dose of radiation.

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