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Research ID :
Awareness Of Hazards Of X-Ray Imaging Among Public.
Status of study
Mid term Report
As X-Ray imaging is done in most of the disease condition, its effects should be fully understood by the population. The adverse effects of X-Ray have been linked with cancer and helped researchers study about the cancer risk in adults and children. People who were exposed to significant amount of X-Rays were shown to develop severe forms of dermatoses, cataract, hematological disorders and various cancers.
Radiations are used in diagnosis, but a study conducted in the UK estimated that upto 20 percent of the medical x-rays are not beneficial and thus is responsible for the radiation. Thus awareness and knowledge among the general population is important.