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work related radiation-contributing cause?


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Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but here goes anyway.

When my mom was in her mid 20's while pregnant with me, she was exposed to radiation via a heat sealing device. She worked in a place where they made binders and she operated the heat sealer which was purchased used from another company. The owner of the company my mom worked for KNEW (or at least had a suspicion) that these machines were giving off more radiation than should be allowed. The reason we think he knew is that he wouldnt let his own daughter go near that area. Also, after he found out my mom was pregnant he moved her to another department immediately. OSHA came in and did tests on the machines which proved that they were indeed giving off more radiation than the legal amount and were told to correct the issue. I have all the paperwork regarding that. During the years my mom has been through many medical problems including dental problems (some sort of gum disease) thyroid problems for as long as I can remember. She also had a cone resection? in her uterus done and the piece that they took out was found to be cancerous. I am not sure if I am using the right terms here, but I do have the med records somewhere which state exactly what it was. Had a hysterectomy in her early 40's She had high blood pressure. Nobody else in the family has had ANY one of these problems and my mom felt that the company she worked for caused or at least contributed to her lung cancer.

My question essentially is this:

Is there a way to prove that this type of radiation causes lung cancer?

We were told to contact the doctor to see if he believes that it was caused by the radiation.

Thank you very much


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