AERB Warns Against Dental X-Rays Solely for the Purpose of Age Determination

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  September 5, 2015 at 5:32 PM General Health News
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Recently, there have been news reports on birth certificates being issued on the basis of dental X-rays. The Indian atomic energy regulatory board (AERB) has disapproved the practice of taking dental X-ray for determination of a child's age, and has warned such practice are deviations from the terms of its license and registration.
 AERB Warns Against Dental X-Rays Solely for the Purpose of Age Determination
AERB Warns Against Dental X-Rays Solely for the Purpose of Age Determination

The AERB said, "As the regulator for radiation safety in the use of X-rays for medical diagnostic applications, we don't approve such routine use of dental X-ray examination solely for the purpose of age determination. Every X-ray examination results in radiation exposure to the person being examined, albeit small."

Source: IANS

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