Exposure: 1 Heart Attack, 725 X Rays, 1/3 Nuclear Power Plant Workers Upper Annual Limit

On average, a patient admitted to an academic hospital with a heart attack had a cumulative effective radiation dose of 14.5 millisieverts -- about a third the annual maximum accumulation permitted for workers in nuclear power plants.

The average American can expect to receive about 3 millisieverts a year from ground radon or flying in an airplane.

From: "Just one heart attack leads to 725 X-rays | Health | Reuters."

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