can cause childhood leukemia
New findings by researchers from the University
of California, Berkeley, School of Public
Health reveal that X-rays can significantly
increase children's risk of developing leukemia.
Having even one X-ray, they say, can moderately
increase the risk of developing certain kinds
of leukemia, calling into question the overall
safety of X-rays.
as part of the Northern California Childhood
Leukemia Study (NCCLS), a population-based
case-control study taking place in 35 counties
in California, the findings shed new light
on how continual exposure to even low-dose
radiation can spur the development of harmful
cancers. Previously, most experts just assumed
that X-rays were fairly safe.
general clinical impression has been that
the level of radiation a child would be exposed
to today from a conventional X-rays would
not confer an additional risk for cancer,"
said Patricia Buffler, professor of epidemiology
at UC Berkeley and principal investigator
of the NCCLS. "The results of our study
were not what we expected."
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