[ RadSafe ] X-rays linked to increased childhood leukemia risk

Cary Renquist cary.renquist at ezag.com
Wed Jan 19 10:55:40 CST 2011

Just as we get a little sanity with respect to immunizations, a new
source of woo is going to be scaring parents into making poor

Seems rather irresponsible to publish this -- if what they are observing
was really caused by the x-rays, then there would likely be a major
epidemic of leukemia.  My guess for a culprit is the inflammation and
repair response involved in bone injuries or something along those
Extraordinary results require extraordinary evidence.

X-rays linked to increased childhood leukemia risk 

... Specifically, the researchers found that children with acute
lymphoid leukemia (ALL) had almost twice the chance of having been
exposed to three or more X-rays compared with children who did not have
leukemia. For B-cell ALL, even one X-ray was enough to moderately
increase the risk. The results differed slightly by the region of the
body imaged, with a modest increase associated with chest X-rays. ...

Just checked, the paper is actually available for download:


Cary Renquist
crenquist at isotopeproducts.com or cary.renquist at ezag.com

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