Based on studies of atomic bomb survivors, Chernobyl victims, and airline pilots exposed to more cosmic rays at high altitudes, it appears that fruits and vegetables may decrease radiation-induced chromosome damage.
Nota del Doctor
For more on the cancer risk associated with CAT scans and dental X-rays, see my previous two videos, Cancer Risk from CT Scan Radiation and Do Dental X-Rays Cause Brain Tumors? And, in Reducing Radiation Damage with Ginger & Lemon Balm, I review interventional studies, where plant foods are actually put to the test.
Those who want to calculate my chest X-ray equivalents can view my speaking schedule here—just don’t tell me!
For more on why produce is generally preferable to pills, check out:
- Can Folic Acid Be Harmful?
- Lutein, Lycopene, & Selenium Pills
- Produce, Not Pills, to Increase Physical Attractiveness
- Risk Associated with Iron Supplements
- Some Dietary Supplements May Be More Than a Waste of Money
- Update on Juice Plus+®
- Update on Vitamin E
Why might eggs be harmful even if they’re not radioactive? See Egg Cholesterol in the Diet, as well as my dozens of other videos on eggs. I cover natural and artificial radioactivity in fish in Fukushima & Radioactivity in Seafood, and I explore concerns about other pollutants in my many other videos on fish.