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  1. What are the sources of radiation?

  2. How are people exposed to radiation?

  3. How is it possible to determine the dose of radiation a person has been exposed to?

  4. Which organs are the most sensitive to radiation?

  5. Which territories of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia were the most affected by radioactive contamination due to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident?

  6. What are the medical consequences of the Chernobyl accident?

  7. What is the reason for the increase in thyroid cancer, especially in children, after the Chernobyl accident?

  8. What health consequences are possible after exposure to radiation from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident?

  9. Which questions concerning the influence of small doses of radiation call for further investigation?

  10. Were U.S. physicians informed about the consequences of irradiation for persons who immigrated to the USA from places contaminated with radionuclides after the Chernobyl accident?
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