Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003909
Title: Awareness of radioactive pollution among college students
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Radiation is the emission of a particle or energy in waveform. This is known as electromagnetic radiation. Examples consist of radio waves, microwaves, ultraviolet and infrared lights, X-rays, and gamma rays. Radiation can be described as two basic types, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. The three main kinds of ionizing radiation are alpha rays, beta rays, and gamma rays. Radioactive pollution has adverse effects when it comes to genetics. It leads to damage of DNA which leads to genetic breakdown in the course of time. Pregnant women exposed to radiations can give birth to children with adverse effects due to genetic mutations. Cancer is the most dominant disease caused due to radioactive pollution. Long- term exposure to heavy radiation causes cancer. Materials and Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was prepared based on radioactive pollution; its causes, health effects and circulated among 80 college students. The data were collected in SurveyPlanet and the results were statistically analyzed. Results and Discussion: About 91% of college students are aware of radioactive pollution. About 90% of students are aware of the three types of radiations. About 87% of students are aware that the effects of radioactive pollution can be passed down to future generations. 91% of students are aware that long time exposure to radioactive pollution can cause cancer. Conclusion: Radioactive pollution is due to the presence or depositions of radioactive materials in the atmosphere or environment, especially where their presence is accidental, presents an environmental threat. The destruction caused by the radioactive substances is due to hazardous ionizing radiations such as alpha, beta, and gamma. Cancer is the most dominant disease caused due to radioactive pollution. About 91% of college students are aware of radioactive pollution.

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    S. M. Azima Hanin, V. Vishnu Priya*, R. Gayathri

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    Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: V. Vishnu Priya, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai–600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    S. M. Azima Hanin, V. Vishnu Priya*, R. Gayathri

    Title:Awareness of radioactive pollution among college students
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (August )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1707-1709)
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    Methodology:Alpha radiations, Beta radiations, Cancer
    Research Materials: Non-ionizing radiations Radioactive pollution

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Alpha radiations Beta radiations Cancer Non-ionizing radiations Radioactive pollution

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