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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Chernobyl Ukraine It happened over 25 years ago in the year of... in 1986 By: Daniel Hintzman Chernobyl emitted nuclear radiationas well as Externalrelative gamma dose. double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. Gamma rays and beta particles are all used in medicine to treat internal organs (In case you did not know, Beta particles are fast-moving electrons emitted by radioactive decay among substances) Cons of Gamma radiation:It can destroy healthycells and create cancercells which is not good The range of Gamma radiationfrequency: ranges from 10^19 Hzto 10^24. Gamma radiation is alsocreated by the disintigration of radioactive atomic nuclei Some health issues associated with exposure of gamma radiation and nuclear radiation: Cancer, teratogenic or genetic mutations, burns, radiation sickness, death How to protect yourself from gamma radiation: If you ever see a strange device with a nuclear symbol on it, do not touch it or go near. Call your state's radiation control program. If you are having a procedure done by a specialist, make sure the specialist is certified with proper qualifications. How did Chernobyl happen? In April 1986,a flawed nuclear power plant created by the Soviets exploded because of serious mistakes made by the plant operators. This caused extreme levels of radiationwhich led to genetic mutations, death, and radiation poisoning. These are different ways your body is exposed to gamma rays
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