The possibility of suffering adverse health effects as a result of exposure to radiation is a cause of concern and fear for many people. They may think that little is known about the health effects of exposure to radiation and that exposure to even low levels of radiation can be disastrous. Neither of these beliefs is true, and they shouldn t cause people to make unwise decisions such as foregoing beneficial medical procedures that involve radiation. This pamphlet by the American Council on Science and Health summarizes the scientific facts about the health effects of exposure to low levels of radiation.
Health Effects of Low-Level Radiation: What's the Story
By ACSH Staff — August 15, 2006
By ACSH Staff