by Mike Adams
the Health Ranger
March 04, 2009
A new report released by the National Council on Radiation
Protection and Measurement reveals that Americans' exposure to
radiation has increased more than 600 percent over the last three
decades. Most of that increase has come from patients' exposure to
radiation through medical imaging scans such as CT scans and
Most patients have no awareness of the dangers of ionizing
radiation due to medical imaging scans. Virtually no patients -
and few doctors - realize that one CT scan exposes the body to the
several hundred X-rays, for
example. Most women undergoing mammograms have no idea that the
radiation emitted by mammography machines actually causes cancer by
exposing heart and breast tissue to dangerous ionizing radiation
that directly causes DNA damage.
Even low doses of radiation can add up to significant increases in
lifelong cancer risk.
A study published in the
New England Journal of Medicine (2007) found that survivors
of the 1945 atomic bombs unleashed on Japan during World War II
still faced significant increases in lifetime cancer risk. And the
levels of radiation to which these particular study subjects were
exposed is equivalent to receiving only two or three CT scans,
an ABC News story.
Yes, it's true: A couple of CT scans can expose your body to as much
radiation as standing a few miles from an
atomic bomb explosion. This is a
simple scientific fact.
medicine priming the population for a wave of future cancers?
Exposure to CT scans and mammograms today can lead
to cancer much later in life.
As ABC News
reports, Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, the deputy chief medical
officer of the American Cancer Society, says,
from these scans is not inconsequential and can lead to later
Thanks to the widespread
use of medical imaging scans, hospitals are also becoming a major
source of nuclear waste material. See
this NaturalNews report.
This material can be seized by terrorists and used to make dirty
bombs. Thus, hospitals are now a major source for potential tools
The bottom-line question in all this is simple:
In my view, the answers
to both these questions are a resounding YES. Medical imaging does
more than just detect cancer, it also causes cancer!
And that's in
the financial interests of the drug companies
and cancer clinics that profit from treating