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

Otto G. Raabe ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Fri Jan 21 14:26:58 CST 2011

>January 21, 2011

Parents (especially mothers) of children who get leukemia and perhaps 
die of leukemia can easily imagine recalling X-rays than will parents 
of well children. There is a natural need to assign guilt or to 
explain a tragedy.

This type of study can only be done properly by reviewing and 
evaluating the medical records of both the cases and the controls.. 
Of course, that involves a lot more work and requires a competent 
radiation dosimetrist.


Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
Center for Health & the Environment
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
E-Mail: ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 752-7754   FAX: (530) 758-6140

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