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Health effects of radiation exposure

Joanne Shaw discusses the various health effects which can be caused by radiation exposure and compares these effects to other sources of radiation.

We will now investigate the health effects which can be caused by radiation exposure.

The video starts looking at the first uses of X-ray sets and the initial disregard for the potential harmful effects. Cell damage from radiation is covered and the potential resulting health effects. These health effects are divided into two subcategories – tissue reactions and radiation induced cancer – and both are explored further in this video. Potential radiation doses from dental radiography are then put into perspective against other radiation exposures in daily life.

A PDF version of these slides is available in the downloads section below.

Dental professionals aren’t the only ones that may have to work with radiation, can you think of any other settings where a professional or a member of the public may face exposure? Let us know in the comments.

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Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection in Dental Practice

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