[ RadSafe ] Frequent dental X-rays linked to most common brain tumor

S L Gawarecki slgawarecki at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 15:42:34 CDT 2012

"Researchers also found that a poor oral health diagnosis was a stronger
predictor of heart disease than were other markers, such as high levels of
the clotting factor fibrinogen, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or
high triglycerides."  See: http://jada.ada.org/content/135/4/416.1.full

As we all know, risks are relative.  Considering that heart disease is the
number one killer of Americans and has been linked to poor dental health,
the use of periodic dental X-rays has a larger health benefit.

Susan Gawarecki

Mohan Doss wrote:
<<The article title says link observed between dental X-rays and
meningiomas.  Inside the article it says high dose radiation used for
dental X-rays in olden time period increased the risk for meningiomas.
Now people who read the headline that will be well publicized, and not
the fine print, are going to be afraid of having dental X-rays, having
been misled into thinking current low dose dental X-rays cause
meningiomas.  (Look out for a Dr Oz show in the near future about the
dangers of dental X-ray exams).  Great strategy to maintain the status
quo of low dose radio-phobia.>>

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