One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Illness caused by exposure of the body to ionizing radiation, characterized by nausea, hair loss, diarrhoea, bleeding, and damage to the bone marrow and central nervous system.
- ‘Symptoms of radiation sickness evolve over time in distinct phases.’
- ‘Hundreds of thousands of people have been ordered to stay indoors for the day and dozens of people are suffering radiation sickness.’
- ‘The bomb can be made from ordinary explosives in package with radioactive materials, which are diffused by the explosion and may cause radiation sickness in the immediate vicinity.’
- ‘A dirty bomb would boost the radiation level above normal levels, increasing the risk of cancer and radiation sickness to some degree.’
- ‘Detonated in a densely populated city, it can kill thousands from radiation sickness and leave the area uninhabitable.’
- ‘Though winds don't blow across the equator, that doesn't make it a sanitary cordon; the winds carrying the radiation sickness obey a pressure equator that shifts seasonally.’
- ‘People very close to the blast could conceivably suffer radiation sickness and might require hospital care.’
- ‘Who cared if they got radiation sickness, as long as the ore was being mined?’
- ‘He remained alive for over six months, but doctors described his body as ‘ravaged’ by radiation sickness.’
- ‘You could get radiation sickness if you happen to be in the area.’
- ‘Sam performs an autopsy on a car crash victim and finds the body is wrought with radiation sickness.’
- ‘I was offering something that could treat radiation sickness.’
- ‘However, the civilians who were killed by the bomb and the survivors who developed radiation sickness left an unforgettable legacy of fear.’
- ‘Astronauts who spend too much time aloft are believed to dramatically raise their risk of developing cancer, although they're not in immediate danger of suffering from radiation sickness.’
- ‘The final two survivors are doctors, who have to contend with the human cost of the collapse of Hiroshima's infrastructure and who document the details of radiation sickness.’
- ‘An increasing number of credible eyewitnesses testified to the unspeakable torment of radiation sickness.’
- ‘However, no individual cases of radiation sickness are discussed in any detail.’
- ‘He said most of the troops had been inoculated against anthrax, while they also possessed antidotes to combat nerve gas and tablets to alleviate effects of radiation sickness.’
- ‘They suffered from radiation sickness, but the military denied that was the cause of their illness.’
- ‘Over the next several months, tens of thousands more died from their injuries, including radiation sickness caused by the nuclear devices.’
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