What happens when people eat contaminated food?

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Update time : 2024-04-30 15:13:59
When people eat contaminated food, a range of health problems can occur, depending on the type and concentration of contaminated radioactive material and the duration of exposure. Here are some possible effects:

1. Acute radiation sickness: If very high doses of radioactive substances are ingested, acute radiation sickness may be caused. In this condition, the victim may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, fever and other symptoms within a short period of time, which can lead to organ damage and even death in severe cases.
 
2. Internal radiation exposure: Radioactive substances such as cesium-137, iodine-131, etc., can enter the body through food and radiate in the body, increasing the risk of cancer and other health problems. These radioisotopes can be concentrated in one part of the body, for example cesium in the muscles and iodine in the thyroid.

3. Long-term health effects: Long-term exposure to low doses of radioactive substances can lead to chronic health problems, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, reproductive problems and developmental problems. These effects may not be felt immediately, but gradually over time.

4. Genetic effects: Radioactive materials may also cause damage to genetic material DNA, potentially leading to genetic mutations that can be passed on to future generations, increasing the risk of birth defects and genetic diseases.
 
5. Affects children and fetuses: Children and fetuses are more sensitive to radiation because their bodies are still developing. As a result, exposure to radioactive materials can lead to developmental problems, intellectual disabilities, and growth retardation.

It is important to buy food from reliable sources, avoid buying and eating food that may be contaminated, and follow the advice and guidance of the government or relevant health authorities. At the same time, you can buy a nuclear radiation detector to detect radioactive levels in food. These instruments are capable of detecting and quantifying different types of radioactive particles, such as alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma rays. The MR-50 radiation detector is small, lightweight and easy to carry, and can check radiation in the surrounding environment including warehouses, landfills, food, cosmetics, garbage dumps, port terminals, customs facilities, medical facilities, nuclear power plants and public events. It can better protect against nuclear radiation.
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