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Old 08-31-2011, 10:27 AM   #46
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I highly doubt getting close to actual plant is, or ever was, fatal. It's all a scare about Mutations in your genes, possibly cancer or mutated offspring, but not insta-death. Otherwise every animal and plant nearby would have keeled over and died by now.
Two words: Radiation Sickness.

Radiation poisoning is miserable and grave. It won't kill you outright, but it will dehydrate you and wreak havoc on all your organ systems. Sure, cancer is a likely outcome, but that's often not the actual thing that kills you - the dysentery-like symptoms and just the body-screwing-with that occurs is what will cripple you very quickly.
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