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The X-Ray Information Book: a Consumers' Guide to Avoiding Unnecessary Medical and Dental X-Rays

By: Laws. , Ph. D. , Priscilla; Ralph Nader's Public Citizen Health Research Group

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus, And Giroux: 1983

Seller ID: 001160

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


It is estimated that more than half of the diagnostic X-ray dose received by residents of the United States is unnecessary. In fact, diagnostic X-rays constitute the larget source of man-made radiation exposure to the U. S. Population - larger than that from nuclear power plants or fallout from nuclear-weapons testing. Priscilla Laws describes the three major causes of unnecessary radiation exposure, how radiation increases the risk of cancer and damage to one's genes, a... View more info