Is getting an X-ray bad for your health?

2

Answers


  1. emc
    0 Votes

    X-rays use radiation to obtain the image, and large doses or extended exposure to radiation is harmful. Dental x-rays use 1 mREM (unit of measure for radiation) per exposure.  The average American is exposed to 360 mREM per year from sources in their everyday lives.  The amount of radiation an x-ray gives off is small and not considered dangerous.

  2. 0 Votes

    Not if you take the proper precautions. Patients can receive up to 300 x-rays without being overexposed to the radiation to make x-ray images. Pregnant women and their unborn fetus should take extra precautions, but are not in serious danger. X-rays are not bad for your health unless used in excess.

Please signup or login to answer this question.

Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!