In looking into the radiation effects of these bombs

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explore the effects of radiation upon these survivors, 30 years after the bombings. In looking into the radiation effects of these bombs, those who induced 700 rads or more had suffered from immediate effects and died very soon after, but those who took in lesser radiation took on long-term effects that have been observed since. Radiation from an atomic bomb contains two radiations, initial and residual radiation. The initial radiation is released at the time of the explosion and contains gamma-rays and neutrons, neutrons causing more severe results. The bomb dropped at Hiroshima contained more
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neutrons which resulted in more initial death. The residual radiation is what resignated in the soil, the buildings, food, water etc… and effected anyone who entered the city within 100 hours of the initial bomb. This residual radiation is what is still being studied by scientist and is what G.S. Pant studied in Hiroshima. Those who were effected by the residual radiation appeared to be in good health by suffered from long term effects in “the form of keloids, malignant tumours, opthalmalogical disorders, pyschoneurological disturbances, mental retardation in those exposed to the utero radiation. G.S. Pant also highlighted that Cytogenetic and genetic effects were very concerning with the rise of leukemia rates. Over the years of study a clear indication of cancer correlated with the radiation. The studies of G.S. Pant were focused on the chromosomal damage in bone marrow cells, he studied the radiation effects in parents, and their genetic effects but no
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  • Winter '12
  • lott
  • Radiation, Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, G.S. Pant

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