What happens to the body when it is exposed to extreme amounts of ionizing radiation?


Watching the Chernobyl mini series and I want to know what happens to the body during acute radiation sickness occurs. I’m just curious and want to know more about it.

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Depends on the type of radiation one problem immediately after a nuclear bomb is radioactive iodine. If you take an iodine supplement it drastically reduces the amount of raduoactive iodine that your body absorbs. Some radiation is like a sunburn, and antioxidants like vitamin C have been shown to reduce its damage.

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