The Atomic Bomb Lighting The Way For Radiation Protection Essay

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The Atomic Bomb Lighting the Way for Radiation Protection Even though radiation has been around since the beginning of time there was little known about it. When x-rays were discovered in 1895, radiation research followed suit right after. With Germany under Hitler’s reign, the Nazis began separating uranium to form the first atomic bomb to control the world. The push for the United States to be the first with the atomic bomb began with this knowledge. With the help of several scientists the United States succeeded of building the atomic bomb first. Two atomic bombs were used a uranium bomb on Hiroshima and a plutonium bomb on Nagasaki. Along with the many deaths were six stages of A-bomb illness which includes acute stages, atomic bomb trauma, A-bomb radiation illness, radiation blood injury at lethal dosage, blood injuries, and secondary radiation illness. Seven unhealed scars were also an effect of the atomic bombs that includes keloids, A-bomb cataracts, leukemia, cancers, chromosome changes, exposure in utero and microcephaly, and genetic surveys. Regulations and guidance was set in place soon after the bombings to protect the people of the world based on the information that was gathered. The regulations and guidance changed over the years based on the new information that was learned. The invention of the atomic bomb was a long and complicated one. Albert Einstein is the one who wrote to President Roosevelt in 1939 about making a powerful bomb from…

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