What harm does nuclear pollution do to people?
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Nuclear energy has brought a lot of convenience to human life, its benefits have been understood, such as nuclear power generation, nuclear power plant, etc., which have promoted the development of the world and technological innovation. But what will it bring to people's life if it is not handled properly and causes nuclear pollution?
Nuclear pollution can damage human DNA
Radioactive elements such as iodine-129 and strontium-90 may be contained in nuclear waste water. Among them, iodine-129 can lead to thyroid diseases, and strontium-90 is an element that is prone to leukemia. If the content of radioisotope carbon-14 and other radioactive substances in nuclear sewage is very high, it will have the potential risk of damaging human DNA.
If radioactive elements accumulate in the body
According to the research of scientists, if the water in the nuclear power plant is discharged into the ocean, even after careful cleaning, it may still cause radioisotopes to gradually stay in the marine organisms, and then slowly accumulate in the human body.
The isotopes in nuclear waste water can not be completely cleaned, especially the decay process of some isotopes takes a long time, so they are bound to have an impact on people.
Nuclear pollution may affect the safety of human diet
once the harmful components of nuclear sewage are discharged into the sea, the flowing seawater will bring pollutants to every corner of the world. Fish and other marine organisms will inevitably be affected by these pollutants, and the ultimate damage will be the human beings who eat marine organisms.
once the treated nuclear sewage is discharged into the sea, it will cause irreversible damage to the earth. At first, the coastal waters of Japan will be affected, and then the sewage will gradually pollute the surrounding countries. The spread rate of pollution is extremely fast. It only takes about 60 days for radioactive materials to spread to most of the Pacific Ocean. In about three years, the coast of the North American continent will be affected. This will be an irresistible destructive act. I don't know what future human beings will become under this influence.