Villages of Windows because most men who worked in the mines have died from

Villages of windows because most men who worked in

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“Villages of Windows” because most men who worked in the mines have died from some form of cancer. Aboriginal communities can get directly affected through the ingestion of food and water, or the inhaling the dust in the air from the polluted communities. For an average person, uranium in the air isn't a problem, however aboriginal communities are often built are over uranium deposits, which have an increased frequency of exposure to radon gas. However the main effect of uranium on these communities is through their food and mainly their water. Uranium gets into drinking water sources when groundwater dissolves minerals that contain uranium. The most common effect of uranium on the human body is the kidney, the kidney is the organ that is most prone to the effects of uranium. When uranium enters the body it also enters the person's bloodstream and eventually makes its way into the person's lungs, and could remain there for long periods of time. Once in the bloodstream, the uranium compounds are filtered by the kidneys, where they can cause damage to the kidney cells.
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  • Spring '17
  • jane oh
  • English, Uranium, Deline

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