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The hazards of accumulated radiation exposure have been known for years, but the other potential risks have been ill‐defined and under‐appreciated. The physical stresses inherent in this career choice also appear to be associated with a predilection to orthopedic injuries, attributable in great part to the cumulative adverse effects of bearing the weight of leaded apparel.