Pediatric Exposures to Ionizing Radiation: Carcinogenic Considerations
AbstractChildren are at a greater risk than adults of developing cancer after being exposed to ionizing radiation. Because of their developing bodies and long life expectancy post-exposure, children require specific attention in the aftermath of nuclear accidents and when radiation is used for diagnosis or treatment purposes. In this review, we discuss the carcinogenic potential of pediatric exposures to ionizing radiation from accidental, diagnostic, and therapeutic modalities. Particular emphasis is given to leukemia and thyroid cancers as consequences of accidental exposures. We further discuss the evidence of cancers that arise as a result of radiotherapy and conclude the review with a summary on the available literature on the links between computer tomography (CT) and carcinogenesis. Appropriate actions taken to mitigate or minimize the negative health effects of pediatric exposures to ionizing radiation and future considerations are discussed. View Full-Text
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Kutanzi, K.R.; Lumen, A.; Koturbash, I.; Miousse, I.R. Pediatric Exposures to Ionizing Radiation: Carcinogenic Considerations. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 1057.
Kutanzi KR, Lumen A, Koturbash I, Miousse IR. Pediatric Exposures to Ionizing Radiation: Carcinogenic Considerations. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(11):1057.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kutanzi, Kristy R.; Lumen, Annie; Koturbash, Igor; Miousse, Isabelle R. 2016. "Pediatric Exposures to Ionizing Radiation: Carcinogenic Considerations." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 11: 1057.
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