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3 years 5 months ago

CO snowpack sampled after Japan disaster

DENVER (AP) - Officials have stored samples of Colorado mountain snowpack just in case they're needed to measure any fallout from Japan's nuclear disaster. Denver's KCNC-TV reports that collectors took samples at 10 locations, from Cameron Pass to the north to La Veta Pass in the south. Officials stress...

3 years 6 months ago

No radiation danger in Colorado

The Colorado Health Department says there is no current risk to Colorado residents from radiation leaking from nuclear power plant reactors in Japan. Colorado health officials also are not recommending that people take potassium iodide tablets to protect themselves from any possible exposure to radiation because there are side...

3 years 11 months ago

Alarms over radiation from thyroid cancer patients

Congressional investigators say cancer patients sent home after treatment with radioactive iodine have contaminated hotel rooms and set off alarms on public transportation. Patients have come into close contact with vulnerable people, including pregnant women and children, and the household trash from their homes has triggered radiation detectors at...

4 years 4 months ago

Radiation exposure varies by age, sex

New research suggests radiation from CT scans pose a larger health threat for younger patients and women. A study from the Medical University of South Carolina aimed to estimate the risk of radiation according to a patient's age and sex. Using 51 patients undergoing routine abdominal and pelvic CT...

4 years 8 months ago

Digital mammography uses less radiation

Radiation exposure from digital mammography appears to be much lower than conventional film mammography. The latest digital mammographic imaging screening trial examined data from about 5,000 women. Researchers say the radiation dose from digital imaging was about 22-percent lower, on average, than film mammography. Both methods are similar...

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