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Radiological Emergency Management Independent Study Course 1-16 Table 1-3 Risk Comparisons Condition Average Lifespan Reduction (Days) Being an unmarried male Cigarette smoking (male) Being 30 percent overweight Motor vehicle accidents Alcohol (U.S. average) Accidents in the home Accidents on the job (average) Occupational radiation exposure (5 rem/year or 0.05 Sv/year) Illicit drugs (U.S. average) Natural radiation Medical x-rays Occupational radiation exposure (0.5 rem/year or 0.005 Sv/year) Diet drinks Average radiation dose from a nuclear reactor accident
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Unformatted text preview: 3,500 2,250 1,300 207 130 95 74 32 18 8 6 3 2 0.2-2 Cataracts The fibers that comprise the lens of the eye are specialized to transmit light. Damage to these fibers, and particularly to the developing immature cells that give rise to them, can result in dark spots in the lens called cataracts which can interfere with vision. Acute exposure of 200 rads (2 Gy) or more can induce the formation of vision-impairing cataracts. Exposure to 1,000 rads (10 Gy) over a period of months can also cause cataracts....
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2010 for the course MPA mpa500 taught by Professor Scotts during the Spring '10 term at Acton School of Business.

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