Are Dentists offices required to have lead shielding around them?
I was getting a root canal cleaned out, and they had to take several X-rays. They put the lead apron on me, then ran out of the room and hid, and took it. This is sensible, since they are taking them every day, and even small exposures would add up over time.
Anyway, I was thinking, they don’t seem to pay attention to where the X-rays go after shooting through me. Mine were heading towards the parking lot, but if my tooth was on the other side of my mouth, anyone on the first floor (this was the second floor) would be getting hit often. A first floor receptionist, in an unlucky location, could be getting all kinds of second hand X-rays just sitting at their desk.
Anyone know about this?