Radiation exposure in children with heart disease highest for transplants

From Cardiology News, 9 June 2014: Children with heart disease are cumulatively exposed to relatively low levels of ionizing radiation from imaging procedures – less than the average annual background exposure in the United States – although those who have undergone more complex procedures such as heart transplants or cardiac catheterization experience significantly greater exposure, Continue reading Radiation exposure in children with heart disease highest for transplants

Asbestos may raise risk of non-lung cancers

From ABC Science Online, News in Science, 27 August 2012: Children exposed to blue asbestos may face more wide-ranging health problems in adulthood than mesothelioma and lung cancer, according to an Australian study. Researchers from Western Australia analysed health data from children who lived at Wittenoom, a now-abandoned WA town where blue asbestos was mined Continue reading Asbestos may raise risk of non-lung cancers