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Conventional x-rays were responsible for 5% of the total effective radiation dose in the US population during 2006. Dental x-rays contributed 2.5% of this figure.

In comparison, background radiation was responsible for 50% of the total effective radiation dose.

Source: NCRP Report No. 160, Ionizing Radiation Exposure of the Population of the United States

http://www.ncrponline.org/Publications/Press_Releases/160press.html

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