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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 240-244

Effect of X-Ray exposure (mAs) on peroxide and acid values of honey

1 Department of Physics, University of Calabar, Nigeria
2 Department of Radiography, University of Calabar, Nigeria
3 Department of Radiology, University of Calabar, Nigeria

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Honey is used in most places as food sweetener and antibacterial agent for wounds.The antibacterial property of honey depends mainly on its peroxide value and acidity.This study investigated the possible effect that may be observed on the peroxide value and acidity if honey is exposed to x-ray at varying tube current values (mAs) in order to infer the possible implications of referring patients undergoing honey therapy for diagnostic x-ray examination.The acid and peroxide values were found to vary with changes in the exposure (mAs) value. It is therefore recommended that patients undergoing honey therapy should be referred for diagnostic x-ray examination with caution while radiotherapy should be avoided.

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