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Acute radiation effects

Definition:

Effects that are caused by (usually short-term) exposure to radiation and that occur immediately after the exposure.

Source: GreenFacts

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For example, one effect of intense radiation exposure is a rapid browning of the skin, known as a nuclear tan.

Source: 4engr.com Dictionary 

Related words:

Acute radiation syndrome (ARS) - Radiation

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GreenFacts Summary on the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident:

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