X-Rays may be linked to brain tumor development

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A new study published this week shows evidence that there is a connection between dental X-rays and the development of certain brain tumors, meningioma.

This study does not prove that the X-rays cause tumors to develop, but it does show that their may be connection between the X-rays and thyroid cancer. Dental professionals have stated that they want the idea researched more before they acknowledge the direct relationship.

The study looked into 1,433 patients who had the average age of 57. This means that the technology used in these X-rays was a higher dose of radiation than what is used today.

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