Could Radiation be Hurting Your Health?

June 3, 2008 (CNN)

The odds of developing cancer from radiation exposure are very small, but risks do rise the more you get zapped and the younger you are when you're radiated, according to the National Academy of Sciences. This means putting off radiating medical scans, if they're not medically necessary, is always good for you because radiation can damage cell DNA-- and that damage can lead to cancer years down the road. It's true that your body can repair the damage or the cell may simply die. But the earlier you get radiated, the more opportunity there is for uncorrected errors to start cropping up in your DNA.

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