Are X-Rays safe? Many doctors say so, and any risk, they insist, is peanuts when weighed against the enormous diagnostic benefits of X-Rays, CT Scans and other electromagnetic tools.
There is a place for X-Rays and scans in health care, to check for structural damage after a fall or accident, perhaps, or to identify internal changes, tumours and so on. But some experts are worried that these tools are being over-used, often needlessly. Also, there have been several cases of error where patients were exposed to much higher amounts of radiation than necessary.
Given the negative health effects of artificial radiation from microwaves, mobile phones and powerlines, it makes sense that the cumulative effects of repeated or high-dose X-Rays and scans put people at risk, especially children.
Professor emeritus of molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley, John W. Gofman, believes that a high number of deaths from heart disease and cancer are actually caused by X-Rays. He recommends reducing the dosage and frequency of X-Rays (including mammograms), which can be done without reducing the diagnostic benefits.1
Even more alarming is recent news from Stanford University even low dose X-Rays increase risk of cancer. A five year study found that even exposure to low-dose X-Rays and gamma rays, even at low-dose levels, increases risk of cancer.2
If you are scheduled for an X-Ray, ask your doctor if it’s really necessary, and ask to have the lowest dosage required. Let your doctor know that you are concerned. Then contact CHI Health Innovations to ask about our electromagnetic-protection lotions and devices.
Sources: 1 Berkeley University (1999, Nov 16). Radiation expert warns of danger from overuse of medical X-rays, claiming they’re responsible for many cancer and heart disease deaths. Berkeley news release. http://berkeley.edu/news. 2 Stanford University (2005, October 27). Even Low Exposure To X-rays, Gamma Rays Increases Cancer Risk, Study Finds. ScienceDaily.://www.sciencedaily.com¬