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Dental X-Ray: Almost Everyone Does This at The Dentist's Office - Why It's a Possible Recipe for Brain Cancer

Dental X-Ray: Almost Everyone Does This at The Dentist's Office - Why It's a Possible Recipe for Brain Cancer

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  • A recent study suggests people who have had dental X-rays are more likely to develop a type of brain tumor called meningioma than those who have not. Depending on the age at which the exams were done, those who'd had these exams on a yearly basis, or more often, were 1.4 to 1.9 times more likely to have had a meningioma. Study participants who had panorex exams before the age of 10 had a 4.9 times higher risk of meningioma
  • For decades, x-rays and other classes of ionizing radiation have been a proven cause of virtually all types of mutations, especially structural chromosomal mutations. X-rays are also an established cause of genomic instability, often a characteristic of the most aggressive cancers
  • Recent studies on the “War on Cancer” show that almost 90 percent of “landmark” early stage cancer research looking for improved treatments is just plain wrong. Out of 53 studies widely cited by other researchers as “significant progress” in the battle against cancer, only 11 percent of the conclusions were found to be replicable by other researchers
  • Wasteful medicine costs the U.S. healthcare system an estimated $700 BILLION a year. Using rigorous scientific approaches, a team of specialty physicians recently identified 45 tests and procedures that are commonly used but have no proven benefit for patients—and sometimes cause more harm than good

By Dr. Mercola

A study in the journal Canceri shows that people who have had dental X-rays are more likely to develop a type of brain tumor called meningioma than those who have not.


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