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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

As a radiographer I just have to say wow. Please educate yourself. Yes, radiation can be harmful in high doses or prolonged exposure, but routine xrays will not give you cancer. You receive a larger dose of radiation simply by spending an afternoon at the beach or a 7 hour plane flight than from a diagnostic xray. We go through 2 years of education and training to learn the physics of radiation and radiation safety before we can take an xray without being supervised by a registered technologist. The average patient is not going to receive any where near a high enough radiation dose to cause any harmful effects. The average dental xray exposes you to a 0.005 mSv dose of radiation. Your baseline risk of cancer is about 1 in 5. Your risk of cancer from an average xray exam is approximately 1 in 100,000.

September 23, 2017 - 6:39am


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