Friday, April 23, 2021
Kids born to survivors don't show more genetic mutations
Back in 1986 the Nuclear Power Plant at Chernobyl had a meltdown and exposed people living in, near or liquidators that had to clean up the aftermath. In this article it goes talks about a study that was done that showed promising results that the parents of the kids don't pass down any excess mutations. Researches hope this is a good sign because they hope the information can benefit others in this situation. The article also talks about the fallout and Thyroid Cancer among the people that were exposed to the radiation. In the picture on the right you can see one of the most iconic things in Chernobyl the Ferris Wheel. In the picture on the left you can see the aftermath of the Chernobyl meltdown. I think that is is promising that the kids of these people don't have a higher chance of having a mutation in their genes. I also think that knowing this information will help anyone who has been affected by a nuclear accident.