It's always the same thing: for decades they tell us that there is no
problem with radiation from x-ray equipment or other sources because
the doses are so minuscule and so infrequent that it would be like....
Then they come up with some hoary example, such as "a 42-minute walk
outside," an example I will get back to in a moment. Decades later,
after millions of gullible or option-less people have been exposed to it
on a regular basis, a new study comes out linking that very type of
radiation and those very doses to some nasty disease.
It happened again—with Dental x-rays and risk of meningioma, a study published today in the American Cancer Society's online journal Cancer.
Meningioma is the most common tumor in the brain and central nervous
system, representing 33.8% of all brain tumors in the US adult
population. The tumor is “associated with neurologic complications” that
memory loss, hearing loss, vision problems, seizures, and weakness in
arms and legs. According to the study, "The primary environmental risk
factor consistently identified for meningioma is exposure to ionizing