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2005-06-30 13:16:18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Exposure to everyday sources of radiation, mostly medical X-rays, raises the risk of cancer but not by much and there is no clear line between a harmless dose and a disease-causing dose, an expert panel reported on Wednesday. People should think twice about having unnecessary high-dose X-rays such as the full-body CAT scans being offered by some clinics, the panel advised, but otherwise should be reassured by the findings. The report from the National Research...

2005-06-28 18:10:06

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Nuclear industry workers exposed to chronic low doses of radiation have a slightly higher risk of developing cancer, scientists said on Wednesday. "We have shown that even low doses of radiation cause cancer," said Dr Elisabeth Cardis, head of the radiation group at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France. But she added that the risk appears to be similar to what scientists had estimated based on data from survivors of...

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2005-06-29 15:45:00

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The preponderance of scientific evidence shows that even very low doses of radiation pose a risk of cancer or other health problems and there is no threshold below which exposure can be viewed as harmless, a panel of prominent scientists concluded Wednesday. The finding by the National Academy of Sciences panel is viewed as critical because it addresses radiation amounts commonly used in medical treatment and is likely also to influence radiation levels the government will...


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