When it comes to protecting pregnancy and childhood, many of the reassurances proffered by those interviewed are based on irrelevant comparisons. Comparisons to medical procedures are irrelevant because pregnant women are shielded when given X-rays and most children are not exposed to medical radiation. Also irrelevant is any use of International Commission on Radiological Protection calculations. The commission lacks outside oversight and participation, particularly from early life stage and developmental disciplines concerned with healthy pregnancy outcomes and child wellness.
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