Do Airport Scanners Pose a Cancer Risk?

In a recent article in Radiology, David Brenner, PhD, DSc, of the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Medical Center, in New York, and David Schauer, ScD, CHP, executive director of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, offered their views on the subject of the radiation risk posed by airport scanners. On… Learn More »

FDA Taking Measures to Ensure Food Imports From Japan Are Safe

    All milk and milk products as well as fruits and vegetables produced or manufactured from the four Japanese prefectures of Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma will be detained upon entry into the United States, according to a recently updated U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Alert.  The food will not be allowed to enter the… Learn More »

Group Recommends Barring Teens From Tanning Beds

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published a new report that pushes for legisaltion that would ban children under the age of 18 from using tanning beds.  The group joins a growing list of health organizations that are seeking tougher restrictions.      Health studies continue to show that tanning beds significantly increase the risk of… Learn More »

Limiting Radiation Exposure from Cell Phone Use

Cell phones emit radiofrequency radiation to send and receive voice and text messages. Some studies suggest this radiation may increase risks for brain and salivary gland cancer. Scientists are conducting studies to resolve the many uncertainties. Many of the most popular cell phones expose users to the highest legal levels of cell phone radiation. The… Learn More »