radiation for toodler from flight ?

Shieni - posted on 10/02/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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i heard that flying can cause radiation on baby & toodler.

Especially if flying often & long distance flight ?

What do you think ?

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Neva - posted on 10/02/2011

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There is naturally occuring radiation at high altitudes, due to solar flares and other atmospheric radiation. We are exposed to natural radiation every day. The risk from an airplane is extremely small, much less than the exposure to a diagnostic x-ray. i wouldn't worry too much about it.

Elfrieda - posted on 10/02/2011

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Are you talking about that all-over body scan that people are so upset about? I'm sure it's not great for anybody, but probably once isn't going to do a toddler any harm. I would probably opt for the pat-down instead of being scanned, and I'd choose it for my toddler, as well.

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