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Radioactive Cancer Patients a Growing Health Concern

'Second-hand' exposure may be particularly dangerous for pregnant women

(Newser) - Medical experts and lawmakers are becoming increasingly concerned about health dangers radioactive cancer patients pose to fellow citizens, particularly to pregnant women and children. People treated for thyroid cancer are given radioactive iodine, which can potentially present dangerous levels of radiation to those near them for up to a week.... More »

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