Effects of long-term exposure to low x-ray on the blood consists of radiology department staff of health centers in libya

This study aimed to determine hematological changes, in particular white blood cell count (WBC), red blood cell count (RBC) and platelets count for X-ray technicians at three centers at Libya. The study aimed to identify the effect of radiation on hematological parameters and their relation to duration of the work in radiation field. Following informed consent, seventy six individuals; and fifty apparently healthy volunteer X-ray technicians worked 8 hours a day for five days per week, and age and sex matched twenty six unexposed healthy controls were enrolled. WBCs, RBCs and platelets cell count were determined for all participants. This study was conducted in Libya (Tripoli Central Hospital TCH, Tripoli Medical Center TMC and Cancer Center Misurata MCC in collaboration with The National Rabat University Faculty of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Collage., Khartoum., Sudan during the year of 2015/2016. Both groups met with exclusion criteria as per standard. Hematological parameters were observed by using a blood cell auto analyzer. Significant correlation between increased with increased duration of work. Radiation field worker (technicians) showed a statistically significant increased (p<0.01 and p<0.05) in the mean values of platelets count and white blood cells, respectively when in comparison to controls. However, no significant difference was observed in the rest of hematological parameters between the groups. Its concluded that long-term of work to low X-ray dose may cause a low degree of severity of diseases which is expressed in term of hematological changes

Nureddin, A.S. Musa and Nadia.O. Alatta
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