Posts Tagged "medical scans"

Biggest radiation threat is due to medical scans

Posted on Jun 17, 2010 in Health & Wellness

Americans get most medical radiation in world; dose has grown sixfold Image: Dr. Steven Birnbaum Jim Cole / AP Dose of reality Do health care reform headlines leave you saying “huh?” Visit msnbc.com’s guide to health reform and send us claims you’d like fact-checked. By Marilynn Marchione updated 8:18 a.m. ET June 14, 2010 We fret about airport scanners, power lines, cell phones and even microwaves. It’s true that we get too much radiation. But it’s not from those sources — it’s from too many medical tests. Americans get the most medical radiation in the world,...

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