Problem: Which of the following statements about radiation is true?A) Your body contains a number of radioactive isotopes. B) One rem is enough to kill approximately 50 percent of the average population. C) Radiation damages cells beyond repair. D) Several small exposures over time have the same negative effect as one large exposure that totals the same amount. E) Radiation can make you glow in the dark.

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Let's start by reviewing the incorrect statements.

One rem cannot be enough to kill 50 percent of the average population. There must be at least 25 rem to cause sickness.

The statement that radiation damage cells beyond repair is also incorrect. Cells can repair themselves after getting exposed to radiation.

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Which of the following statements about radiation is true?

A) Your body contains a number of radioactive isotopes. 

B) One rem is enough to kill approximately 50 percent of the average population. 

C) Radiation damages cells beyond repair. 

D) Several small exposures over time have the same negative effect as one large exposure that totals the same amount. 

E) Radiation can make you glow in the dark.

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