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Radiation from Medical Procedures
in the Pathogenesis of
Cancer and Ischemic Heart Disease:

Dose-Response Studies with Physicians per 100,000 Population

Edited by Egan O'Connor                            

 *  Hypothesis-1: Medical radiation is a highly important cause (probably the principal cause) of cancer mortality in the United States during the Twentieth Century. Medical radiation means, primarily, exposure by xrays (including fluoroscopy and CT scans).

 *  Hypothesis-2: Medical radiation, received even at very low and moderate doses, is an important cause of death from Ischemic Heart Disease; the probable mechanism is radiation-induction of mutations in the coronary arteries, resulting in dysfunctional clones (mini-tumors) of smooth muscle cells.

First Edition: 1999
C.N.R. Book Division
Committee for Nuclear Responsibility, Inc.
Post Office Box 421993
San Francisco, California 94142

Additional Materials Related to the Book:

XaHP: The X-rays and Health Project
Launched: December 2000
The plan:  Lower x-ray doses per x-ray procedure.
The result:  Fewer cases of x-ray-induced cancer
and coronary heart disease.
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