State three effects of radioactive pollution.
Effects of radioactive pollution:-
Radioactive substances have disastrous effects on the entire ecosystem. The damage caused by radiations may be transmitted to several generations.
- Radioactive substances present in the soil get transferred to growing plants.
- This affects the plant DNA, resulting in the death of some plants, while some plants produce weak seeds.
- Effect of radioactive pollution on human beings is mild to severe depending on the level and the duration of exposure of radiations.
- Radiations react with the human biological molecules forming ions. These ions have the capacity to destroy cells, proteins, nucleic acids and enzymes.
Concept: Radioactive Pollution and Effects
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