Radiation on The Body

Ionizing radiation happens when the atomic nucleus of an unstable atom decays and starts releasing ionizing particles. When these particles come into contact with organic material, such as human tissue, they will damage them if levels are high enough, in a short period of time. The effects that Ionizing Radiation has on the body is very fatal.

External Effects

Include skin redness.

Hair and Weight loss

Loss of appetite

Radiation burns

vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea

Internal Effects

Radiation Sickness



Cardiovascular disease

Fertility Problems

Acute radiation syndrome

Loss of white blood cells

Gastrointestinal, hematopoietic, and central nervous system Issues

The reduction in platelets, increasing the risk of internal or external bleeding

Types of cancer

Cancers of the bile ducts, bones, brain, breasts, colon, esophagus, gall bladder, liver,lungs, pancreas, pharynx, ovaries, salivary glands, intestine, stomach, thyroid, urinary tract (kidney/renal, pelvis, urinary bladder, and urethra)

Leukemia (except chronic lymphocytic leukemia)

Lymphomas (except Hodgkin’s disease)

Multiple myeloma (cancer of plasma cells)