Pediatric CAT scans are estimated to cause hundreds of cancer deaths every year.
Getting bitewing or full mouth (panoramic) X-rays at the dentist may be associated with an increased risk of meningioma, the most common type of brain tumor.
As I explain in my full-length live presentation on preventing, arresting, and reversing the 15 top killers (see Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death), adverse drug reactions from prescription medications are estimated to cause more than 100,000 deaths in the United States every year, making doctors the sixth leading cause of death. That’s not counting other “iatrogenic” (physician-caused) harm—such as medication errors, or infections acquired in hospitals. My profession needs to do a better job of offering fully informed consent, clearly and comprehensively explaining the risks and benefits of each alternate course of action.
The risk associated with the thallium heart scans was shocking to me. By eating healthy, we may not only eliminate the death and disability associated with heart disease, and its treatment (such as open heart surgery), but also the risks associated with heart disease diagnosis. See:
What was that about radioactive polonium in seafood? See Fukushima & Radioactivity in Seafood.
What about cell phone radiation? See Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?
And what about getting X-rays at the dentist? See Do Dental X-Rays Cause Brain Tumors?
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