Healthcare workers’ radiation exposure tied to range of health problems

Posted by on April 13, 2016 1:11 am
Categories: health

Healthcare workers in cardiac catheterization labs may have higher odds than workers elsewhere for health problems including cataracts, skin lesions, cancers and orthopedic illness. Estimated exposure to radiation was highest for interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists. Intensive training in radiation protection can reduce occupational doses dramatically.

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