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Why may a small basal cell carcinoma (BCC) treated with radiation be much more aggressive than it appears on the surface?

I read on https://www.skincancer.org/blog/ask-the-expert-why-am-i-having-surgery-to-remove-a-small-basal-cell-carcinoma/ (mirror): In addition, a small BCC in an area previously treated with ...
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Can we use UVC (Far-UVC) light safe for human eyes and skin to fight CV19?

According to this paper from Columbia University, a special type of UV light called Far-UVC can help the CV-19 issue. Also, there is a claim from an opthalmologist in his Discussion on UVeology (Part-...
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How long exposure to microwave radiation is considered dangerous? [duplicate]

Today I wanted to heat my breakfast in the microwave, when the microwave finished heating my food I pressed the button to open the door, but at that moment the microwave turned again, with the door a ...
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Do computer monitors emit electromagnetic radiation that can damage your face?

Disclaimer: I am layman in the field, but I have a legit question to ask, so before closing, please note that I am showing enough "pre-research" and ask clarified question. I used an LCD monitor in ...
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How safe is low frequency radiation in I.T. edge cases? (5G, etc)

Closely Related: 5G Radiation Dangerous? Being inundated with all kinds of 5G health statements, (for & against), I noticed a weird trend - the absence of cumulative radiation studies. Question: ...
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Is it advisable to have Bluetooth-enabled devices for infants less than 2 years old? [closed]

I have a Bluetooth-enabled health monitor watch. My concern is having such devices for infants who are less than 2 years old. Does it affect them health-wise??
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High dose radiation contamination — why is quarantine necessary?

I'm watching Chernobyl on HBO and just wondering why the contaminated workers continued to pose a danger after being taken hundreds of miles away from the explosion site. The initial meltdown sent ...
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Is an annual stomach x-ray (barium meal) an acceptable radiation risk for a resident of Japan?

I live in Japan. Here, it is common for an annual health checkup to include a barium meal stomach x-ray, especially for people over 35, but sometimes younger. A gastroenterologist told me that this ...
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Why don't we actively strugle to provide the highest LET particle radiation therapy, maybe with manganese, fluorine, nitrogen, iron, or osmium?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3885128/ I am a cancer patient since 16, a medical student aiming for radiation oncology and subsidiary MSc&Phd in radiophysics. I am actually ...
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Excessive radiation emission by cell phone when call is connected? [closed]

I have an application called Mobile Guard which one of its features is to vibrate when call is connected and by that allowing you to keep the phone away from your ear until the callee answers. The ...
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Are headphones with EMF measurement of 10,000 milligauss harmful to me?

I used an Electric-Magnetic Field detector app on my phone and measured the EMF output on my wired headphones. It measured around 10,000 milligauss (1mT) on one part of both ear cups. Since wearing ...
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Safety of radiation from baby monitor

I have always assumed baby monitors and all wireless technology to be completely safe and have been informed by a 'friend' that I have been endangering my children by using them. We used an RF ...
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Health risk associated with living close to a power line: Cancer risk & exposure to electromagnetic field

Is there reason to be concerned about living in a home/apartment that is directly facing a power line? A google search (general and google scholar) seems to suggest that there is minimal risk but I ...
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Having a 2.4/5 Ghz wireless router next to us is healthy?

What is the official distance that we need to keep from a 20 dBm wireless router that has 2x2 MiMo 3 dBi antennas? The given router is this: https://www.ubnt.com/unifi/unifi-ap-ac-lite/ Ex.: can ...
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How does cancer radiotherapy target only cancer cells?

I read about cancer treatment where the patient would be given radiation to kill cancer cells. How do they make sure that it affects mostly the cancer cells? Moreover how do they manage it so that it ...
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Does only the cumulative dose and not the dose rate matter for health effects of low-level radiation?

Most web articles related to negative health effects of radiation and radiation exposures from various sources (diagnostic scans, natural background radiation etc.) compare risk levels in terms of the ...
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Radioactive Iodine for Hyperthyroidism: why avoid contact with others?

I can readily see why it's desirable to avoid contact with women who are or might become pregnant, and to avoid contact with children. However, many sources go further than this. For instance, http://...
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Typical size for breast tumor at the beginning and at the end of radiotherapy treatment

I'd like to know if you know about sizes of breast tumors at the beginning and at the end of a typical radiotherapy treatment. I know that standard scheduled (50 Gy in 25 sessions) and ...
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Head CT Scan Risks

Please go through the attached image and confirm if the repeated head CT scan is too much for a 6 yr old boy. Will there be any long term side effects? I would appreciate a quick response to my ...
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Is Near-infrared focused light safe for your eyes?

I found a new product, but I'm afraid it's not safe. Can you help me understand what the safety limits are when it comes to near-infrared light focused on your eyes is? I'm assuming the wavelength ...