Issue Date: Mar 15, 2004
x-rays, the largest human-made source of radiation exposure for the general population, are adding in hundreds of more cancer cases every year across the world, indicates a study published in The Lancet (Vol 363, No 9406, January 31, 2004). In the uk -- a country with stringent regulations for x-ray diagnostics -- 0.6 per cent of the cumulative cancer risk for people up to 75-year-old can be attributed to x-rays. This means about 700 cancer cases per year.
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