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  •  I know, very timely (4+ / 0-)

    I realized the interview was going on as I was reading this diary.  I paused and watched it for a while, then wrote the reply.  Hopefully there will be a replay of it later on the NBC Today Show web site.

    As a breast cancer survivor and activist, I share the same concern as other activists about the safety of these machines.  Most survivors I know opt for the pat down.  Exposure to ionizing radiation accumulates over a lifetime.

    Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

    by Betty Pinson on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 07:14:39 AM PST

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    •  There are DNA repair mechanisms (0+ / 0-)

      The last I looked there was still some scientific uncertainty about long-term low-level radiation exposure.

      Thing is, even if they're safe, it's by accident. They haven't been deployed with the level of care that's standard and expected for devices that produce ionizing radiation.

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