Does your child (or your client's child) play football, soccer, or another contact sport? Has your child, or your client's child fallen from a trampoline, fallen from a height while unattended by a caregiver or the other parent? If so, the information below is something you'll want to read and share with the other parent, with a child's medical caregiver, with your client(s). Who would have thought CT scans would pose a danger to children?
As my subscription readers know, although my blog Updates in Family Law is dedicated to discussions of legal issues faced by families and children, I sometimes write about tech issues that affect those separating or that help families keep their children safe. I also write about medical issues affecting children and/or parents--such as the epidemic of HPV virus.
Childhood CT scans carry a distinct — if very small — risk for leukemias and brain tumors, according to a large observational retrospective cohort study in the Lancet.