Hospitals giving rise to nuclear waste as needless CT scans and medical imaging become prevalent

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 Brain scans are archaic and dangerous:

Hospitals in the U.S. are giving rise to more and more nuclear waste through the increased use of radioactive materials. Take, for example, cobalt and powdered cesium. Cobalt is used to kill diseased tissues of brain while cesium capsules are implanted beside tumors in order to kill cancerous cells. The radiation from both these substances is used to sterilize medical instruments. This unchecked usage of radioactive elements in hospitals is giving rise to huge quantities of radioactive waste. But the problem is that not enough is being done to contain the effects of this waste, reports Natural News.


Modern methods of treatment are also playing an important role in exposing people to needless radiation. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement in its report has clearly stated that the exposure of common people to radiations has increased by 600 percent in the last 30 years. It has also stated that the prevalence of CT scans and other medical imaging processes are largely responsible for such a huge leap in the number of those exposed to radiation. It is also reported that undergoing two or three CT scans exposes the body to the level of radiation that a man receives standing a few miles away from a nuclear bomb explosion.


According to Natural News, children are the worst sufferers of such a medical practice. A study titled Identifying children at very low risk of clinically important blunt abdominal injuries has stated that most of the time, children are needlessly taken through a CT scan process by doctors. The study was conducted on over 12,000 children from all over the U.S. and it concluded that a vast majority of children who underwent CT scans were subjected to it completely unnecessarily. This unnecessary exposure to radiation aggravates the chances of getting infected with cancer in the latter part of life.