Okay so its back on my pet peeve….. RADIATION!

Recently an email was passed to me about X-rays at the Dentist office and how more often than not, they do not even use the protection provided properly.

It seems there is an additional piece of protection not attached to the main garment, that is supposed to cover the thyroid gland / neck.  And that it is rarely used in fact it often remains in… the cupboard/drawer unless requested ……….

HOW is this even possible?

The piece in question is protection for the thyroid glade (located in the neck) which is of upmost importance in regulating just about EVERYTHING in your body. So how is it that it is not used? YOU should NOT have to request this, it should be done without reservation, always!

And, is this radiation exposure contributing to the increase in cancer of the thyroid?

We know for a fact that even 1 rad of radiation can cause cancer and yet it seems even our Dentists are cavalier with this dangerous process.  AND  remember, they even X-ray your CHILDREN !

Young people whose glands have not yet even matured.

X-rays are NOT SAFE! They should never be used unless absolutely necessary, especially on your children.

I personally no longer have any X-rays taken EVER at my Dentist office and do not plan on changing that.  What is the price of a tooth compared to thyroid damage and cancer?

Think hard on this the next time you visit your dentist for a friendly check up.

Coach Lin

I also plan on investigating this further as I find even the possibility of this being true an  outrage. So if you can help me out and vote that would be wonderful…..Thanks