The Australasian Radiation Protection Society Inc (ARPS) is a professional society of members engaged in one or more aspects of radiation protection.
A new independent report on the Fukushima radiation incident is now available. The report has some important lessons for regulators, and incident communications. A link to the report is available within the full story posted on the ARPS website. Thanks to George Anastas for bringing this to my attention so it could go on the website,
The IAEA Radiation Protection of Patients web site is a useful source of information for both patient and referrer about medical radiation, and is the most popular part of the IAEA web structure.
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By Eliza Strickland / November 2011
Sometimes it takes a disaster before we humans really figure out how to design something. In fact, sometimes it takes more than one.
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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.
As many of you are aware Japan has recently suffered a major tsunami caused by one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history. There has been (a still be determined) enormous loss of life just from this and the situation is still developing.
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