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Genetic After Effects of Chernobyl Disaster:

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  • Jun 29, 2021

Radiation is one of the many factors through which a natural calamity takes place. This brings in heavy losses, which can be in the form of life of an individual or economy of the region. Due to the losses from this natural calamity, people won’t be able to live freely without any disease and the destruction caused by it is due to a chemical reaction. Also, not a single person is affected by a huge mass of the population have a risk of getting wiped out. Talking about Chernobyl, researchers are still utilizing genomic tools which help invest potential health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation and ionizing radiation doesn’t extinct easily. People are still suffering from that trauma and this ionizing reaction is known as carcinogen as a result of the 1986 Chernobyl accident. There is a specific study that has found no evidence regarding the link between genetic changes and radiation exposure which is being passed to the children.

While there was a second study and in that study, it is documented that the changes in genetic and the changes in tumor of people who unintentionally developed thyroid cancer after they were highly exposed as children or fetuses to the radiation released by the accident. These findings give us a horrible image of the incident and on the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, all of these findings are being reviewed.

The findings, published around the 35th anniversary of the disaster, are from international teams of investigators led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The studies were published online in Science on April 22. Scientific questions about the effects of radiation on human health have been investigated since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and have been raised again by Chernobyl and by the nuclear accident that followed the tsunami in Fukushima, Japan. The Chernobyl accident exposed millions of people in the surrounding region to radioactive contaminants. The first study investigated the long-standing question of whether radiation exposure results in genetic changes that can be passed from parent to offspring, as has been suggested by some studies in animals.