The first person to survive a radiation-tainted film has been discovered.
A man in his 50s has been declared a victim of radiation exposure following a routine radiation screening at a hospital in Georgia.
The man was at the hospital on April 27 when he received a dose of radioactive iodine-131, a radiation compound that is commonly used in medical isotopes.
A team of medical researchers in Georgia confirmed the diagnosis and said they have been working with the man for more than two months.
“The man is the first person that has been diagnosed with radiation exposure since a study on this topic was published,” the team said in a statement.
The team is working with other groups around the world to identify other people who have been exposed to radiation in this way.
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Source: Medical News Today