Radiation Health

Ionizing radiation can affect the atoms in living cells and damage their genetic material (DNA). Fortunately, our cells are highly efficient at repairing this damage. However, if not repaired correctly, a cell may die or eventually become cancerous. Exposure to very high radiation levels can cause acute health effects such as skin burns and acute radiation sickness, resulting in long-term health effects such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Exposure to low levels of radiation in the environment does not cause immediate health effects but is a minor contributor to our overall cancer risk. For these reasons, it’s critical for those in healthcare, laboratory, or other environments that handle radiological equipment to take all possible steps towards protecting their patients’ health and their own.

COVID-19 Service Alert

At Burlington Medical, we recognize the vital role our products play in supporting those healthcare providers working tirelessly to reduce the impact of COVID-19.

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Protecting Providers Around the World

Our top priority is providing health, not profits. Many radiation specialists working in developing nations cannot afford to buy protective garments. By helping patients, they put their own lives at risk.

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Is Your Thyroid Shield Protecting You?

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Your thyroid shield (or thyroid collar) is an essential part of your radiation protection gear. Most people reading this wear a thyroid shield almost daily. Here are some tips on getting the most out of your shield and which ones are the best choice if you’re shopping for one.

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