The Glows

"The Glows" is the nickname that has developed in the wastes for the sickness that results from exposure to high amounts of radiation.  

Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, spontaneous bleeding, sloughing of skin, hair loss, severe fatigue, and skin ulcers.

Immediately after exposure, it can be treated by thorough washing in clean water or by use of medications that bond to radiation particles to aid in their removal from the body.

Once radiation sickness sets in, however, it usually results in a slow, wasting disease that ultimately proves fatal. In some cases, the sufferer may instead recover from the Glows, their health returning as the symptoms fade, but in almost every observed case this has resulted in mutation.

The Glows

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