Navigation Links
Low dose Radiation Exposure May Cause Cancer

In a large study conducted by International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France on nuclear workers has found // that the workers who are exposed to chronic low doses of radiation have a slightly higher risk of developing cancer. This is the largest study ever conducted in 15 countries involving 407,000 nuclear industry workers. It was estimated that the chronic exposure could lead to a 10 percent raised risk of death from all types of cancer and a 19 percent increase from leukemia.

Dr Elisabeth Cardis, head of the radiation group at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says that the risk appears to be similar to what scientists had estimated based on data from survivors of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan in 1945.

The study was published in the British Medical Journal. The current radiation protection standards are based on data from survivors who had been exposed to high doses of radiation over a very short time period. At present .the generally accepted limit of occupational exposure to ionizing radiation is 100 millisieverts (mSv) over five years and 1 mSv per year for the public. Cardis in her study says that for decades there has been controversy about the use of data on A-bomb survivors for setting standards for the protection of the general public and radiation workers

On the hospital side no one is really sure if the X-rays done in the hospitals can cause an increased risks to cancer. A lifetime radiation levels below 100 millisieverts maybe safe. This dose is a little more than the dose from natural background levels and about 1,000 times the dose one receives from a single chest X-ray, However CT scan of the whole body is about 10 milliseiverts, hence this is area of some concern especially if someone has repeated scans.

This study helps to put to rest the "threshold" theory expounded by those who believe a totally "safe" level of radiation exists.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Radiation before surgery cuts cancer recurrence
2. UV Radiation induces Melanoma
3. Radiation reduces cancer recurrence
4. Radiation before surgery cuts cancer reappearance
5. Radiation Not Needed for Childhood Cancers
6. Does Radiation Cause Lung Cancer?
7. Radiation for Bone Pain
8. Radiation for Bone Pain
9. Radiation after Breast Reconstruction
10. Radiation Exposure Found To Affect Intellect Later In Life
11. Radiation Therapy An Effective Solution For Recurrent Prostate Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer ... they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights ... American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These ... tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... in the United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its ... be the facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June ... with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking ... common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys are recognized ... this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing within the ... this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. Bloom, Burt ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") the ... of collagen and mineral based medical devices for ... Bill Messer has joined the company as ... the growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedic ... joins the Collagen Matrix executive team as an ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for ... of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, ... Center for Innovation, today announced the five finalists ... Hackathon for Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Research and ... "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or electrical components ... replacing dumb structures such as vehicle bodies or ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: