Radiation Exposure from Medical Tests

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Exposure to radiation from medical tests is a very important problem and in the New England Journal of Medicine, they took a look.  A study of 952,000 non-elderly adults found that over two-thirds were exposed to twice as much radiation as they would have received from natural sources because of medical imaging.  Women and older individuals were at greater risk for radiation exposure.  The study found that CT scans and nuclear tests accounted for three-quarters of non-treatment-based medical radiation exposure.  An accompanying editorial called for the clinical trials to prove whether or not diagnostic tests and imaging prevented major medical problems or reduced costs, or whether they’re worth the inherent risk of developing cancer from radiation exposure.  A report by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement, Americans are exposed to a great deal of radiation. 

 

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Studies Show No Consistent Link Between Cell Phone Use and Cancer

Studies Show No Consistent Link Between Cell Phone Use and Cancer

There are many people who believe that cell phones can cause other health problems. There’s an estimated 276.6 million people who use cell phones, and it’s growing. When we look at this information, there are concerns because they’re worried about limiting exposure to cell phone radiation. The debate over the safety of cell phone radiation has been brewing for years and there is a great divide on the issue. Basically, on the internet, if you look at these things, it says studies have shown no consistent link between cell phone use and cancer. The concern, however, is where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Researchers believe that it is important to look at all aspects. You should continue to look at studies, stay calm, but obviously look at new information.

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