Dental X-rays no longer linked to brain tumors, report says

The link between X-rays and cancer is nothing new. However, a new study shows that maybe there isn’t a link between dental X-rays and the risk of malignant brain tumors.

This study debunks a questionable study that was released last spring. This April 2012 epidemiological study linked X-rays and malignant brain tumors and caused quite a stir, especially with the oral radiology community. Even the Academy of General Dentistry (ADA), questioned the study’s approach.

The new study, though, found no significant association between malignant brain tumors and dental diagnostic X-ray exposure. For more information, go to this DrBicuspid blog.


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