Biological Effects of Radiation -- Somatic Effects vs

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					Somatic Effects vs. Reproductive Effects
Name: ___________________________________ Period: ___ Date: _______________

Read the information found in the “Somatic Effects vs. Reproductive Effects” section in the Biological
Effects of Radiation module on the Nuclear Technology: Exploring Possibilities Website, then answer
the following questions.


List four things ionizing radiation may do when it comes in contact with cells.

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What is DNA?

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When a cell divides to reproduce, what happens to the chromosomes?

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What is somatic injury?

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What is genetic injury?

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What other things in our environment can or may cause somatic and genetic injuries to cells?

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