I wanted to go to chernobyl with a friend and we pretty much were all set up, but someone told my friend that radiation in chernobyl can, or in their words will cause damage to your chromosomes, and your future children will inherit them (Couldn't really translate it into english because it was too scientific, but that's the gist of what has been said). Now my friend is totally freaking out and doesn't want to go anymore... :/
My question is, is it true or are they overreacting? Me personally I would call total bogus on this one, but I am not sure so I thought someone of you guys know more. By the way, if someone has links on more information on this I would greatly appreciate it.
I am trying to translate: They literally said: If a defect in your chromosomes that hasn't been "activated" yet is exposed to radiation, that defect could be activated and your future children will inherit them. (I have no in depth knowledge about this so I don't know if this sounds really stupid