background image
• Feeling tired
• Nausea and vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Headache
• Sore mouth or bleeding gums

It can take from a few hours to days for any signs to appear. Seek medical
care if you were near the explosion. Your doctors may check for radiation
effects throughout your life. Exposure to radiation can cause serious illness
later in life.

1/2007. Content developed through a partnership of the Central Ohio Trauma System, the Columbus
Medical Association Foundation, Columbus Public Health, Franklin County Board of Health, Mount
Carmel Health, Ohio State University Medical Center and OhioHealth, Columbus, Ohio. Available for use
as a public service without copyright restrictions at