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Doctor insights on: Infrared Radiation Cooking

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How does radioactivity and electromagnetic radiation induce cancer?

How does radioactivity and electromagnetic radiation induce cancer?

Does; doesn't: Radioactivity produces ionizing radiation that damages the genes. I would urge you to ignore "pop" / "scare" stories about electromagnetic fields causing cancer. They're based on anecdotes and retrospective questioning which generates junk findings. There's no obvious mechanism and the electricity of your beating heart is a stronger exposure than nearby power lines. ...Read more

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Can heat lamps cause skin cancer? I work at mcdonald's and our fry station uses heat lamps.

Can heat lamps cause skin cancer? I work at mcdonald's and our fry station uses heat lamps.

Unlikely: Heat lamps put out infrared light which keeps the food and your hands warm when under the lamp. Skin cancer can be caused by uv light, just like in sunlight, and heat lamps are not designed to emit uv light. ...Read more

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Fukushima radiation poisoning, what health effects?

Fukushima radiation poisoning, what health effects?

It depends on where: It is dependent on where you live? Unless you are living in that area, it should not cause you any concern. So tell us more about yourself and why you posed this question? ...Read more

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Sir, Is Microwave ovens radiations are so much harmful? To what extent?

Sir, Is Microwave ovens radiations are so much harmful? To what extent?

Not really: Microwaves are pretty safe. Over the life of one microwave, it may give off 5 miliwatts of microwave radiation per square centimeter within 2 inches of the microwave, which is very well below what the FDA deems unsafe. If you stand 20 inches away from the microwave in use, the radiation is only one-hundredth of the value given off at 2 inches. It is unlikely you will have detrimental effects. ...Read more

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Would radiation damage my computer?

Yes: However the dose of radiation that would damage your computer would be a hazard to you. What are the circumstances in which you might be irradiating your computer? And why? ...Read more

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Can radiation from a microwave oven cause cancer?

Possible: Microwave ovan prodices electrmagnetic non ionizing radiation in huge quantity , built in such way not to leak.And cause cell damage , cataracts , immediate cell death or late effects like caner possible ( if it leaks ) by dna damage . It is also possible will break down products may be harmful to the body. ...Read more

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Do microwave ovens kill nutrients in vegetables.

Do microwave ovens kill nutrients in vegetables.

Yes, some!: Depends on the vegetable, the nutrient (vitamins-minerals remain!), and how much microvaved-nuking is down! if properly cooked, most will remain. But the juices will contain some, and should be saved! ...Read more

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Could exposure to ionizing radiation progress pkd?

Pkd and ionizing rad: Data are not clear on this. For sure, select mutations on either chromosome 16 or chromosome 4 lead to PKD expression. Scientists have long thought that a single mutation that affects polycystin expression leads to cyst formations. Newer data show that second or third or fourth mutations on these chromosomes affect expression of pkd. So, it is conceivable that yes ionizing rad could affect pkd ...Read more

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Does beam radiation stay in body?

Does beam radiation stay in body?

No.: Once the radiation machine (called a linear accelerator) is turned off, there is no radiation in the body. You are not radioactive. ...Read more

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Do far infrared gloves for raynauds actually work? How does infrared tech work for warming the hands?

Do far infrared gloves for raynauds actually work? How does infrared tech work for warming the hands?

Heat: Infrared is just the physics term for "heat". "far infrared gloves" are a gimmick - just use the most comfortable regular gloves you can find. You'll like them more, they'll cost less, and they'll work just as well. ...Read more

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How can ionizing radiation from nuclear explosions cause cancer?

How can ionizing radiation from nuclear explosions cause cancer?

Damaging genes: Inhaling or ingesting the radioactive particles that come from the explosing is also risky -- in fact, after chernobyl, most of the problems are thyroid concerns from the iodine. People in hiroshima and nagasaki had a significant rise especially in rates of leukemia, civilians exposed to tests had less cancers long-term than many had feared. ...Read more

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How harmful is background radiation?

Harmless: Did you feel it? It just hit you. And those flying planes and living at high altitude (like denver) have higher exposure and no higher frequencies of any cancer. ...Read more

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Can microwave radiation from cell phone tower cause cancer ?

Can microwave radiation from cell phone tower cause cancer ?

Not that we know: The radiation energy from a cell tower is very low unless you are on the tower at the antenna. The current controversy is whether cell phone itself can cause brain malignancy since they are held close to your head while they are being used. The jury is still out on the question but prudence suggests you use your cell phone on speaker or use a blue tooth ear piece which generates lower radio ener. ...Read more

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Is it true that cell phones emit the same kind of radiation as microwave ovens?

Is it true that cell phones emit the same kind of radiation as microwave ovens?

And your car radio: The microwave oven was "discovered" when a lab scientist had a chocolate bar melt in his pocket when it was exposed to radio waves in the microwave spectrum. Radio waves come into your house for tv reception, to your car for radio reception, from you wifi router and to you cell phone. Recent studies have shown that there is no increase in disease following exposure to microwaves. ...Read more

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Can digital dental xray machine malfunction and overexpose patients to radiation? Are safety mechanisms in machine/software to limit radiation levels?

Can digital dental xray machine malfunction and overexpose patients to radiation? Are safety mechanisms in machine/software to limit radiation levels?

Digital X-rays: Generally digital x-rays have a lower radiation exposure than conventional x-rays. There a re safety features built into the machines. You dentist would know if the machine was not functioning properly. ...Read more

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Why do we feel infrared radiation as heat, but we can't feel uv radiation?

That is how we built: That is how we're built. It is impossible to explain rationally. We don't feel radioactivity as well. ...Read more

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How do you remove radiation from someone's body?

Your body: doesn't become radioactive after being exposed to radiation. Theoretical damage from radiation occurs from direct damage or from mutagenic effects, but once the source of radiation is turned off, there is no more radiation. There are some nuclear medicine tests where radioactive substances are injected or ingested, but typically these decay relatively quickly or are eliminated via urine etc... ...Read more

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Is it safer to be higher or lower on a hillside, if there is radiation in the air?

Does not matter: If the radiation is in the air it either is there because it is falling from above in which case being sheltered is the safest; or it is admixed with the air in which case it does not matter where on the hillside you might be. ...Read more

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Does beam radiation stay in body?

No.: Once the radiation machine (called a linear accelerator) is turned off, there is no radiation in the body. You are not radioactive. ...Read more

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Is the radiation from an X-ray dangerous?

The amount: of exposure for diagnostic x-rays is considered safe. Any increased exposure to radiation contributes to a cumulative theoretical lifetime risk, including flying on a plane, but the risk from a single x-ray is miniscule. That said, the increased risk is zero if you don't have the x-ray, which is why x-rays should only be utilized when medically necessary. ...Read more

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How can I get my radiation levels tested?

Lab: Workers around emitted radiation ( xray, xrt, etc.) are monitored regularly with dosimeters and those with exposure to particulate radiation ( nuclear industry) are additionally monitored with radiation counters and body fluid samples. Internal contamination is sometimes measured in special chambers if screening tests are abnormal. If you have concerns you should talk to your doc. ...Read more

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What does to much radiation do to the body?

What does to much radiation do to the body?

Chronic exposure: Stochastic effects are associated with long-term, low-level (chronic) exposure to radiation. Increased exposure makes health effects more likely to occur, but do not influence type or severity of the effect.Damage occurring at the cellular or molecular level, can be disruptive, permitting the uncontrolled growth of cells cancer. R;adiation can cause changes in dna, mutations.Genetic effects. ...Read more

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How do I avoid the radiation effect from mobiles?

How do I avoid the radiation effect from mobiles?

Radiofrequency: Cell phones are a source of radio frequency radiation, however at this time, there is lack of significant evidence to show that cell phones can lead to an increased risk to formation of brain tumors. Many of the studies already done have biases or data that is not conclusive. To avoid this radiation, do not use a cell phone. ...Read more

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Could radiation be transmitted to you through airborne?

Depends: Radiation refers to particles like electrons going through space being emanated from a radioactive source. So, in that sense that are through the air, but it is unlike viruses transmitting through the air when someone coughs or sneezes. We are subject to radiation from space all the time and then from earthbound sources. ...Read more

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How do radiation that transmission by PC effect our healty?

PC radiation?: I am not aware that personal computers have any radiation to affect your health. But too much work in front of computer may have other side effects, depends on your posture in front of computer, and what sites you navigate to.Pay attention to posture and quality information in dealing with computers. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet for someone undergoing radiation?

Please describe a good diet for someone undergoing radiation?

See below: The recommendations are that you eat well with lots of fruits/vegetables and limited red meat/processed foods. If you are neutropenic you should avoid some fresh fruits/vegetables for that time period when your white cells are low; your oncologist will have info on what specifically to avoid for that time period. Otherwise, just a good balanced diet without any specific recommendation. ...Read more

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What are the differences between radiation and chemical injury?

What are the differences between radiation and chemical injury?

Different ballpark: Chemical injuries are common, because we use chemicals everyday. They are mostly toxic to the areas they touch - skin mostly, but eyes, in the mouth if swallowed, etc. Radiation emits a variety of unseen particles. After a nuclear explosion, radiation can kill immediately, if you are close enough, but with lesser exposures, (like a meltdown) cancers can be created many years later. ...Read more

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I'm very worried about braincancer and radiation, should I be worried?

No: If somebody told you that business about cell phone radiation causing brain tumors, forget about it. The united nations is keeping the story going simply because one of its jobs is to appease unreasonable, dishonest people. The radiation from a phone doesn't damage genes, the good studies show no effect, and the scientific community has rejected these claims. ...Read more

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Friend was told that he was exposed to 800 millirems of radiation. Is this concerning?

Not necessarily: That is usual exposure from a barium enema. Yes there be a calculable risk of causing cancer but very low & probably justifiable if indeed there was necessary test to provide therapy. Consider the avg american gets about 80mrem/yr just due to naturally occurring radiation, some much higher due to geography & w/ radon exposure. ...Read more

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Does radiation affect fertility?

Does radiation affect fertility?

It can: Radiation can affect fertility. The most sensitive tissue is the early developing embryo, so there is significant risk in early pregnancy. Affecting eggs and sperm requires much higher doses of radiation. Environmental exposure is best avoided, and clinical exposure should be minimized with shielding. Discuss any concerns with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Would radiation damage my computer?

Yes: However the dose of radiation that would damage your computer would be a hazard to you. What are the circumstances in which you might be irradiating your computer? And why? ...Read more

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What is chronic radiation enteritis?

Post radiation effec: I now that you had radical surgery followed with radiation,obviously for malignancy,obviously the right approach ,unfortunately radiation does have its side effects,it effects mucous membranes differently,in mouth causes excessive dryness,in intestines,and colon,causes inflammation of mucosa lining,may lead to loose motion cramps,at times bleeding,you need to talk to your pcp and or radiation onco ...Read more

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Could gamma radiation cause mutation?

Yes: In llow doses where the dna is not destroyed may cause mutations in dna and effect the nature of the organism that has received the radiation or induce a malignant transformation. ...Read more

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What jobs can expose people to radiation?

What jobs can expose people to radiation?

All jobs: If you want to be technical, that is. Radiation is all around us. We can get it from both the sun and even the earth. Realistically, however, jobs in the medical and scientific fields pose the most exposure, but safeguards are taken to minimize human risk to practically zero. Be practical-minded when it comes to concerns about radiation. There's a lot of paranoia and mis-information around. ...Read more

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What is irradiated by fukushima radiation?

Whole body: Radiation from a reactor will effect the whole body but destroy marrow and usually cause demise of patient. ...Read more