• Question: What are the immediate effects of high radiation exposure in humans?

    Asked by Lucas to Natasha, Ester, Eoin on 17 Nov 2017.
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      Natasha Myhill answered on 17 Nov 2017:

      The first effect of high radiation exposure is a drop in the white blood cell count. White blood cells are cells of the immune system that are involved with fighting off infection and disease, so by losing a lot of these cells in your body, you are more likely to develop various diseases and illnesses.