The allowed exposures from specific radioactive sources to the public are limited to 100 mrem. Medical X-rays generally deliver less than 10 mrem.
The thyroid gland is one of the most radiation-sensitive parts of the body, especially in babies and children. Most nuclear accidents release radioactive iodine into the atmosphere. This is absorbed by the body. Absorption of too much radioactive iodine can cause thyroid cancer to develop several years after exposure.
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