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How Can Radiation Affect Pregnancy And What Should Be Done?

If you want to get pregnant, your doctor usually advises you to prepare your health for a successful pregnancy, taking into account lifestyle decisions such as food, exercise, and good sleep.

We urge you to take one step further and assess if you or your spouse have greater doses of radiation than your health. Some factors that should be taken into account to reduce everyday radiation exposure include:

Knowing your workplace 

You may work in the office and utilize radioactive goods on the factory floor in this scenario so that you can avoid specific places or protect yourself appropriately.

When you already know your work in a location where you live or use radioactive material, discuss your concerns with your boss or owner. They may choose to transfer you to a new job, purchase higher-level protective goods for you, or put you on a paid leave until your healthy baby is safely born.

Have your house radon tested

Radon is a radioactive substance naturally present in the ground. However, some areas are more affluent than others in radon, and this odorless/colorless radioactive element may build up in houses or structures that are not sufficiently vented or radiation shielded.

Have your homes and water sources tested for radon to see whether radon levels should be lowered to safe areas or not?

Make sure that health practitioners are informed

While blankets go a long way to prevent radiation exposure to you and your baby in an x-ray or other medical treatment, don’t depend entirely on them. Always let healthcare professionals know if you attempt to conceive or are pregnant. You may decide to take further specific precautions – or forgo them until later – to avoid hazardous radiation exposure.

Make sure the safety of airports

The current safety scanning technologies employed by TSA are technically deemed safe. However, we suggest that you do not take risks. If you are pregnant or followed by a baby or tiny infant, TSA experts will allow you to pass past metal detectors. This may entail needing extra pat-down, but this is always done in full public view (you may choose private screening if you want) and with great respect, explaining precisely what you are doing.

Think about the usage of cell phones, computers, and other Wi-Fi devices

Product producers and governments look at cellular phones and other Wi-Fi devices for safe operations in their everyday exposure to electromagnetic (radioactive) radiation levels.

However, some research has linked the laptop and mobile phone with lower/poor sperm quality and purity and damages to DNA. The scientific community thus continuously discusses the safety/harm ratios of these gadgets and their electromagnetic radiation – particularly when the environment is populated by more Wi-Fi hotspots and mobile phone towers. We suggest that we use blue-tooth alternatives to safeguard mobile phones and Wi-Fi gadgets away from the genital and pelvic areas wherever feasible.

Know the symptoms of radiation disorder

Pay careful attention to bodily indications and symptoms if you operate in a radioactive environment. Many of the same symptoms affecting women during pregnancy are also radiation disease symptoms. Keep in contact with your healthcare professional if you are concerned about or seem unusual about your “pregnancy symptoms.”