Last updated on June 19th, 2020.
When it comes to protecting yourself from radiation, Kemper Medical Inc. is very dedicated to keeping you safe with our Radiation Protection Glasses. So why use Radiation Protection Glasses? What exactly is radiation and how can it harm you?
What Is Radiation And Where Does It Come From
Radiation is basically energy moving through space. It comes in many forms including light, x-rays, gamma-rays, microwaves and radio waves. It can come from many sources from the sun or earth but the radiation we are addressing today is from X-rays. These can include the common X-ray or come from a CT-scan.
Can X-Rays Increase My Chances Of Getting Cancer
Although there hasn’t been a lot of studies linking X-rays to cancer, there has been studies that have linked X-rays to carcinogens (cancer-causing agents). Studies of people that were exposed to the Chernobyl nuclear accident and people exposed to high levels of radiation at work, such as uranium miners have a high cancer rate.
X-rays when exposed or passing through the body cause electrons to be pulled from the atoms, which creates positive ions. These positive ions can cause damage to DNA. When the DNA does not repair itself correctly it can turn into cancer. Unfortunately it can take decades to be detected which is the reason that you should always wear Radiation Protection Glasses.
What Can You Do To Protect Yourself From Radiation
There isn’t much you can do to protect yourself from the radiation that you are exposed to from the natural environment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t protect yourself from unwanted radiation from medical imaging.
Wearing Radiation Protection Glasses is a great way to protect one of the most important parts of the body while you examine your patients. It’s always a good idea for patients to work with doctors about radiation exposure and if the imaging is worth the risk, which in many cases it is.
People that work in the medical imaging department have the potential for more exposure to radiation than anyone else, for that reason alone it’s more important than ever for them to be protected. Someone subjected to more exposure and in turn having a higher risk of complications, should always use protective measures.
Since long exposure to the lens of the eye has been known to cause cataracts, we recommend always using Radiation Protection Glasses. As mentioned before, since there are considerable risks when working with radiation, it’s important to know what can be prevented, and then taking the proper precautions from there. Wearing Radiation Protection Glasses is incredibly beneficial and can save you from many complications down the road.
Radiation Protection Glasses should always be be well maintained and replaced when appropriate. At Kemper Medical, we only offer premium quality products. Check out our great line of Radiation Protection Glasses.