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Radiation & Me

When should I be concerned? Not as often as you might have been led to believe. Most of us want to live long, healthy lives and we want our children to have better lives than ours. We do the best we can to make the right decisions regarding what to eat, how to live, and when to go to the doctor. We teach our children to look both ways before crossing the road. We worry about making a good impression, our children and drugs, making ends meet at the end of the month, and how we’re going to be able to pay for those braces. Do we need to worry about radiation exposure, too?

Effects of Radiation

We know there are observable effects with high radiation doses. What about low doses and the types of effects that may occur?

Radiation & Cancer

Radiation doses at levels known to cause observable health effects rarely occur on purpose, except when treating disease.

Radiation & Reproduction

Special categories worth a separate discussion include radiation exposure of the reproductive organs (testes and ovaries) and during pregnancy.

Controversy About Radiation

Why don’t people, even the experts, agree about the effects of radiation? Here we look at some reasons for the controversy over low doses of radiation...