Risk of ionizing radiation exposure to children

A subject review

R. A. Etzel, Sophie J. Balk, C. F. Bearer, M. D. Miller, K. M. Shea, P. R. Simon, H. Fall, R. W. Miller, W. Rogan, C. Eheman

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Abstract

Exposure of children to ionizing radiation most commonly is from the environment, chiefly through cosmic rays and radon, or from medical technology. Medical radiation exposure occurs during diagnosis, therapy, and dental radiography. More is known about the biological effects of exposure to ionizing radiation than to nonionizing radiation from microwaves, radiowaves, and the electrical fields of other electrical appliances. This review applies only to sources of ionizing radiation and does not include the potential risks of indoor radon. The effects on children of ionizing radiation have been studied from war activities and environmental accidents. Projections are made from that data to help pediatricians evaluate risk from radiation when ordering radiographs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-719
Number of pages3
JournalPediatrics
Volume101
Issue number4 I
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Etzel, R. A., Balk, S. J., Bearer, C. F., Miller, M. D., Shea, K. M., Simon, P. R., ... Eheman, C. (1998). Risk of ionizing radiation exposure to children: A subject review. Pediatrics, 101(4 I), 717-719. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.101.4.717

Risk of ionizing radiation exposure to children : A subject review. / Etzel, R. A.; Balk, Sophie J.; Bearer, C. F.; Miller, M. D.; Shea, K. M.; Simon, P. R.; Fall, H.; Miller, R. W.; Rogan, W.; Eheman, C.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 101, No. 4 I, 1998, p. 717-719.

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Etzel, RA, Balk, SJ, Bearer, CF, Miller, MD, Shea, KM, Simon, PR, Fall, H, Miller, RW, Rogan, W & Eheman, C 1998, 'Risk of ionizing radiation exposure to children: A subject review', Pediatrics, vol. 101, no. 4 I, pp. 717-719. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.101.4.717
Etzel RA, Balk SJ, Bearer CF, Miller MD, Shea KM, Simon PR et al. Risk of ionizing radiation exposure to children: A subject review. Pediatrics. 1998;101(4 I):717-719. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.101.4.717
Etzel, R. A. ; Balk, Sophie J. ; Bearer, C. F. ; Miller, M. D. ; Shea, K. M. ; Simon, P. R. ; Fall, H. ; Miller, R. W. ; Rogan, W. ; Eheman, C. / Risk of ionizing radiation exposure to children : A subject review. In: Pediatrics. 1998 ; Vol. 101, No. 4 I. pp. 717-719.
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