Radiation hazard occurs when the body is exposed to high levels of radiation during work or due to other reasons. They result in causing skin burns and acute radiation syndrome. In the long term, they cause cancer and cardiovascular disease. Skin cancers occur due to exposure of the body to increased levels of ultraviolet radiation (UV). Radioactive chemicals such as radioactive cesium, uranium, and strontium can get settled in food, water, and soil, causing health hazards in humans.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male. I am obese with weight more than 130 kg. I got plenty of tests done in a single year. Last year, I got my CT scan of full abdomen followed by five chest x-rays. One CT scan of the brain plain and bone densitometry (DEXA) scan in June and a CT PNS yesterday. Now ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. X-ray and CT scan uses ionizing radiation. Though these are harmful rays, in diagnostic radiology it is generally safe for the patients. Though you have undergone many investigations it is well below the maximum allowable safe dose for the patient. Amount of radiation... Read Full »