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Pediatric clinic relocated while CA hospital explores radiation concerns

The Sacramento Bee, April 5, 2011
Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA has temporarily relocated its pediatric clinic while it explores employee concerns about possible exposure to radiation from the hospital's radiology department. Clinic personnel have expressed concern that "recent health issues" have been caused by radiation from the first-floor radiology department, which is situated just below the second-floor pediatric clinic, according to a Sutter news release. Sutter spokeswoman Jody Boetzer said that "there were concerns of thyroid cancer." Boetzer said she could not confirm whether any employees of the pediatric center have thyroid cancer. All concerns voiced to the hospital about possible radiation exposure have come from pediatric clinic personnel, Boetzer said.

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