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Be Aware of Safety Limits for Occupational Exposure to Radiation


As dental personnel who use radiation, we are considered to be occupationally exposed individuals. Federal and state regulations have established limits on the radiation exposure that we may receive. The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) recommends an annual radiation dose limit of 50 millisieverts (mSv) for individuals who are exposed to radiation as part of their occupation. This includes all dental personnel who make radiographs. Radiation exposure more...
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