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    Can proton therapy centers be built around residential areas?

    There is a proton therapy center under construction around where my family lives. It seems pretty near from our house (seems to be 1.5 miles away I guess), and I was kind of worried about the radiation. Would it be harmful to live around a proton therapy center ? Could anyone know more about it ? But still my neighborhood are all so worried about receiving unnecessary exposure from the center. Anyone knows if it is safe to live around proton centers ? Thanks !
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    Yes it is safe. There is heavy concrete shielding around the machine so that it is not leaking any radiation to the outside. Doctors and staff work in the PT facility all day, it is safe for them and all around.

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    I know of no danger or threat. The proton beam is almost completely absorbed in the patient and very little goes beyond. I would imagine that the room is shielded to avoid the escape of any radiation. Best to check with your local government, as they approved the design and reviewed the risks involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wehaddays View Post
    There is a proton therapy center under construction around where my family lives. It seems pretty near from our house (seems to be 1.5 miles away I guess), and I was kind of worried about the radiation. Would it be harmful to live around a proton therapy center ? Could anyone know more about it ? But still my neighborhood are all so worried about receiving unnecessary exposure from the center. Anyone knows if it is safe to live around proton centers ? Thanks !
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    Thank you so much!!!Personally I think it is something that saves lives, and it won't hurt poeople to save others. Thanks again!

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    Thank you !!!!

 

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