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Radiation Patients Endanger Public, Congressman Says
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The public is being unwittingly exposed to potentially dangerous levels of radiation from patients released from the hospital after undergoing therapy with radioactive isotopes, according to Rep. Edward J. Markey, (D-MA). In a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, he said this has occurred “because of weak NRC regulations, ineffective oversight of those who administer these medical treatments, and the absence of clear guidance to patients and to physicians that provide procedures to ensure that such exposures do not occur.”