What is Radiation Sickness?

Radiation sickness is a rare and most times fatal poisoning. Radiation sickness comes from too much radiation being absorbed in your body at one time. Your basic x-rays does not contain enough radiation to make you sick; however, radiation treatment for cancer makes you very ill. The dose depends on the severity of your sickness. A good example of radiation sickness would be what happened to the Russian people after the Chernobyl incident. Many got sick and died immediately while others developed diseases such as cancer. For more information see here: