I had an e mail months ago regarding the raising cases amongst young women with thyroid cancer. As you all know dentists take a lot of x-rays and they all by law have a thyroid shield in their cupboards which they should place on your throat area during the x ray which they don't unless you ask for it. I have had many x rays done and after reading the e mail I asked for it and he was surprised ( I explained that I have a thyroid problem and been adviced to ask for this ) I myself have three daughters and would hate to see them having same problems as I have. Most people visit dentists 6 monthly these days and I bet this is never offered to them routinely although x rays are taken routinly. Please pass this information on as I feel it is a risk factor and surely is not good for a dysfunctional thyroid gland as it is . Many thanks
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