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Doctor insights on: Does Exposure To Radiation Cause Congenital Abnormalities

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How does exposure to radiation cause you cancer?

How does exposure to radiation cause you cancer?

Effects on cell DNA: Any form of radiation ( ionization energy ) effects on cell , allows dna break down , prevent normal repair mechanisms of cell ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Roberts
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Congenital Malformation (Definition)

Congenital malformation is aphysical defect present in a baby at birth that can involve many different parts of the body, including the brain, heart, lungs, liver, bones, and intestinal tract. Congenital malformation can be genetic, it can result from exposure of the fetus to a malforming agent (such as alcohol), or it can ...Read more


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Could exposure to radiation cause cancer 30 years later?

Could exposure to radiation cause cancer 30 years later?

Yes, unfortunately: For example, patients with hodkin's lymphoma who received radiation therapy to the chest wall can have increased risk to develop breast cancer due to the radiation-years after the radiation itself. Patient who received radiation for acne or head & neck cancer- can develop thyroid cancer- many years after radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Can you wash your face if your eyes are tired?will it cause blur or not? And how long before wasing eyes after exposure to radiation of Gadgets Thanks

Can you wash your face if your eyes are tired?will it cause blur or not? And how long before wasing eyes after exposure to radiation of Gadgets Thanks

Washing your: face shouldn't affect your eyesight. What kind of radiation exposure did you have? If xray, there is no need to wash out your eyes. If you work with radioactive substances(e.g. a nuclear medicine tech) and were splashed in the eyes, wash them immediately and take action according to your facility's Radiation Safety protocols ...Read more

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Exposure to radiation while driving under power lines; does that cause cancer?

Exposure to radiation while driving under power lines; does that cause cancer?

No way.: The dose is so small that even people living under power lines don't get more cancer. You get more radiation flying in a plane or having an x-ray. Even going on the roof of a tall building gives you more. Forget about it. ...Read more

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Will all exposure to radiation during treatments for tumors cause damage to DNA or is it possible that the DNA are not affected (no mutations, etc.)?

Yes it may: Radiation treatment can cause damage to surrounding areas. It may put you at risk for cancer in the future as well. Normally the risk/benefit ratio of radiation treatment is taken into account to treat the tumor now. ...Read more

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Do exposure to radiation during treatments for tumors always cause damage to DNA or is it possible that the DNA are not affected (no mutations, etc.)?

Do exposure to radiation during treatments for tumors always cause damage to DNA or is it possible that the DNA are not affected (no mutations, etc.)?

Yes, : Ionizing radiation can cause variety of different dna damages. Radiosensitivity differs in different cell type and tumors. Usually fasting deviding cell types are more susciptible to radiation-induced dna damage during cell proliferation. However, our cells also have an elegant dna damage repair system. Most of the cells can repair the damage by 30 min following exposure to 15 gy radiation. ...Read more

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Can exposure to radiation from laser hair removal of chin be a cause of thyroid cancer?

Can exposure to  radiation from laser hair removal of chin be a cause of thyroid cancer?

unlikely: Thyroid cancers are not rare. All lasers used on people have to be approved by the fda to be safe in regards to radiation exposure. ...Read more

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Could four knee x-rays be too much exposure to radiation?

Could four knee x-rays be too much exposure to radiation?

4 view xray: Minimal amount of exposure with xrays. But if you can get the information you need with a good standing ap, lateral, and merchant view, then you can just use 3 views. ...Read more

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Does bone scan process involve any exposure to radiation as in x ray?

Does bone scan process involve any exposure to radiation as in x ray?

Yes: Both x-ray an isotope for bone scan produce ionizing irradiation. Exposure from isotope of bone scan in adult is about 6 msv. This is similar to some ct scans.The only imaging methods not involving irradiation are ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging mri. Information from each test is not the same. ...Read more

Gamma Rays (Definition)

This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Exposure To Radiation (Definition)

Exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation from X-rays, CT scans and radioactive materials increases the chance of various cancers and leukemias later in life. Microwaves and other radio waves, such as the transmissions from cell phones, do ...Read more