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The New York Times has another article about poor radiation safety in medicine, and this time CT scanners are on their radar.
Its no wonder, given the amount of radiation these people must have had for hair loss to occur...
You can read the full article by clicking here.
Further to the story regarding the Co60 source turning up in a scrap metal yard in India, one of 7 people hospitalised due to radiation exposure has now died.
Further details appear in this New York Times article available here.
It appears that the lessons learned from Brazil and Mexico have been forgotten. India is currently dealing with a Co-60 source in a scrap metal yard, with a number of people suffering deterministic effects.
link to the Times of India
We can expect more of those radioactive door handles to start appearing again very soon.
The US FDA has launched an initiative to reduce radiation exposures resulting from medical examinations. The 3 steps to achieving this goal are to:
- Promote safe use of medical imaging devices;
- Support informed clinical decision making; and
- Increase patient awareness.
You can read more about it at:
Managing naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) in mining and mineral processing
Questions have been raised regarding the validity of the scientific information, in particular the lack of allowance for the synergistic effects on cancer risk from smoking. ARPS members are encouraged to discuss the issues in the New Radon Forum
Following the success of the electronic subscription to the Annals of the ICRP last year, financial members of ARPS now have access to an additional journal, the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity.
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