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In recent media, there has been reporting on the WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) who have classified radio-frequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer1 associated with wireless phone use. Two press releases from the Australian Cancer Council and American Cancer council are provided.
World cancer research agency finds possible link between mobile phones and cancer
An Australian company, “Australian Radiation Services Pty. Ltd.” and long time corporate member of ARPS, has had its logo used inappropriately by hoaxers to try to justify a malicious and false map indicating nuclear fallout across northern Alaska and America from the Japanese presumably aimed to spread panic. Ron Rubendra
The Managing Director of Australian Radiation Services , Dr Joe Young has indicated that neither he or his company have anything to do with this. They have a disclaimer on their website here .
Our advice to members is to confirm that this information is false when a query is raised about the map or the false information in it.
This New York Times article outlines concerns about neonatal x-ray overexposure in a Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Managing naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) in mining and mineral processing
The IRPA website gets updated regularly with radiation protection news from around the world. A link to IRPA is in the "Links of interest" area, or just click here.
Two new items have just been added to the IRPA site.
Canadian uranium giant Cameco Corp is building a 40-person mine camp and preparing for a groundbreaking drilling program at its Kintyre project in the east Pilbara, less than a year after buying the worldclass asset off Rio Tinto for $US495 million ($692 million).
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