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dazzlingdoll | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted February 11, 2013 at 12:04 PM via web

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plz plz plz tell me any two real lfe examples of people suffering from environmental mutations

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loubuenconsejo | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted February 13, 2013 at 2:33 AM (Answer #1)

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Environmental mutations or somatic mutations are acquired by humans when they are exposed to radiation, chemicals, and viral infections. These factors affect the DNA of individual cells, such as the Hepatitis B virus which causes the liver cells to mutate and result to hepatic carcinoma or liver cancer. Another example would be the effects of the Hiroshima bombing during World War 2. Several Japanese who survived the bombing suffered from molecular and cellular mutations that caused them to have cataracts, cancers, birth defects, infertility, etc. even years after the aftermath.

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