November 14, 2019 admin

Can we prevent exposure to ionising radiation?

We cannot prevent our exposure to background radiation (but can minimise radon exposure if living in ‘radon affected areas’ – see Hot Topics), and the benefits of medical exposure far outweigh any risks.  Therefore, there is little we can do to minimise our exposure which will have any significant effect on our long term health. The human body is very good at repairing radiation damage. Therefore, the best protection is perhaps to live healthily to encourage a robust immune system!