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How much radiation can a person receive over a lifetime without any negative health effects?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Complex

Question. Depends on many factors.
If you have been exposed talk to radiology physicist at your hospital.

In brief: Complex

Question. Depends on many factors.
If you have been exposed talk to radiology physicist at your hospital.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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In brief: No one knows

Impossible to answer. Background exposure that everyone gets at sea level is 3 sv per year. Airline pilots get an additional 1.
5 sv per year with no increased risk of cancer.

In brief: No one knows

Impossible to answer. Background exposure that everyone gets at sea level is 3 sv per year. Airline pilots get an additional 1.
5 sv per year with no increased risk of cancer.
Dr. Arnold Friedman
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Depends..

Radiation from the sun (uv) is cumulative and can lead to cancer later in life.
Uv radiation can cause small changes to dna that will build up over time. X-ray radiation does much more damage to dna but cells will either repair the dna or die. So interestingly, uv radiation is more harmful long term.

In brief: Depends..

Radiation from the sun (uv) is cumulative and can lead to cancer later in life.
Uv radiation can cause small changes to dna that will build up over time. X-ray radiation does much more damage to dna but cells will either repair the dna or die. So interestingly, uv radiation is more harmful long term.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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