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Cardiovascular Diseases and Radiations

DOI: 10.4236/jbm.2017.52007, PP. 72-77

Keywords: Radiation, Exposure, Human Health, Cardiovascular Diseases, Sources of Radiations, Radiation Accidents, Radiological Terrorism, Cancer Patients, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

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Human beings have continually been exposed to radiation from sources that are terrestrial. There are different sources of radiation for instance ubiquitous background and medical exams that require X-rays. In America for example, the rate of radiation intake per individual increased from 1.6 to 6.2 mSv. The increase has been associated with increased imaging procedures in healthcare facilities. The continued exposure of people to radiant’s increases their rates of developing cardiovascular related diseases. A person who is exposed to low amounts of radiation over a long duration may in the long run develop heart diseases. The result has been obtained from an experiment with the Japanese survivors of the atomic bomb. This research paper focuses on the different sources of radiations and the risk of contracting cardiovascular diseases. The paper also explains the possible relationship between radiations and cardiovascular diseases.

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