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  Title Commentary: Ionizing radiation exposure – more good than harm? The preponderance of evidence does not support abandoning current standards and regulations
Journal J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2006 Jun;50(2):103-106
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes The following discussion is in response to a recent commentary by Oakley PA, Harrison DD, Harrison DE, Hass JW: On ‘‘phantom risks’’ associated with diagnostic ionizing radiation: evidence in support of revising radiography standards and regulations in chiropractic (JCCA 2005; 49(4):264–9). The basic premise of the Oakley et al. commentary is that the linear-no-threshold risk model and current radiation exposure guidelines are based on faulty or inadequate science; that low levels of radiation actually offer beneficial health effects (radiation hormesis) rather than posing health risks; and that current guidelines aimed at limiting radiation exposure to levels as low as reasonably achievable should be abandoned. There are several compelling reasons why this commentary lacks credibility.

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