Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/09/2019 -- Recent studies have found that workers exposed to small doses of ionizing radiation are at risk of developing and dying from cardiovascular diseases over time. Prolonged radiation exposure has also been associated with neurological problems and congenital genetic disabilities. As the leading worker's comp attorneys in Atlanta, The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson have offered their expert advice.
Their team revealed that around half the radiation that people are exposed to in their lives comes from nature, as it's present in rocks, types of soil, and the atmosphere. The other 50% comes from man-made sources such as medical treatments, tests, and nuclear power plants.
Researchers have used a recent study as evidence that exposure to radiation can be linked to non-cancerous health outcomes such as high blood pressure from prolonged exposure to even small doses of radiation, leading to hypertension in some cases. The number of people exposed to radiation while undergoing routine medical diagnostic procedures has increased in recent years.
The Atlanta based team of workers compensation lawyers at The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson encourages healthcare workers to follow strict radiological procedures and stay well within established dose limits when participating in radiological tests. Failure to do this could rapidly increase their risk of developing several diseases and conditions that can prove deadly.
Workers are reminded that the chances of developing cancer vary from person to person. The variables include the source and amount of radiation exposure, the number of exposures over time, the age at exposure, and other factors such as diet, alcohol intake, and whether or not an individual smokes. For additional information, or to discuss a workplace injury, call The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson at 404-692-6482 or click here.
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