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What is radiation poisoning?

radiation poisoning is also known as radiation sickness or acute radiation syndrome. It is an illness caused by exposure to massive amounts of high-energy radiation over a brief period of time. Sources that can cause radiation poisoning include nuclear plant accidents, atomic bombs, and cancer treatments. Symptoms vary in severity depending on the total amount, type, exposure duration, and location of radiation. Radiation damage to the digestive system, bone marrow, brain, and skin may result in an increased risk of cancer and possibly death. Treatment may involve life-saving measures, decontamination, and symptom management.

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