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The average annual exposure to radiation among the British public has risen over the past year - and it's all down to medical screening

The average annual exposure to radiation among the British public has risen over the past year - and it's all down to medical screening.
So many people in the UK have been receiving x-rays and CT (computed tomography) scans that they've pushed up the national average. In the year to 2003, the last that had statistic available, medical screening has risen by 10 per cent.
The national average for the year rose only slightly, from 2.6 mSv to 2.7 mSv, radiation exposure from medical screening rose from 0.37 mSv to 0.41 mSv.


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