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BARC issues guidelines for acute radiation exposure

BARC experts have cautioned people in Delhi's Mayapuri area about the possible physical symptoms due to acute radiation exposures of high dose and immediately report to authorities if such symptons were noticed.

mumbai Updated: May 02, 2010 13:58 IST

BARC experts have cautioned people in Delhi's Mayapuri area about the possible physical symptoms due to acute radiation exposures of high dose and immediately report to authorities if such symptons were noticed.

"Symptoms of acute (high) radiation exposure are radiation burns, loss of hair and nausea and vomiting. However, nausea and vomiting can be initiated by other reasons including anxiety," health physicians and safety experts of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) said.

People should not be carried away by rumours regarding the incident, they said.

"Rumours can create panic. Cases of people suspecting themselves as affected will go up. In such incidents, people can look for such symptoms carefully and report to the police in Mayapuri," they said.

The Mayapuri police station was cooperative with Radiation Emergency Response system (RERS) during the entire operation carried out last month and continues to help the joint team of DAE-AERB-RERS for further investigation, which is on to search for more suspected sources in the area.