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Mobile phone findings released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer

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

Harvard School of Public Health Center for Continuing Professional Education

Harvard Scool of Public Health

The Harvard School of Public Health Center for Continuing Professional Education offers two training programs which may be of interest to ARPS members.
Radiological Emergency Planning: Terrorism, Security, and Communication trains professional to plan for and respond to a radiological emergency.

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 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. 

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.

Ron Rubendra
President ARPS

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Japanese Reactor Safety following tsunami (Fukushima Daiichi)

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.  

What we do know is that there has been major failures in the local infrastructure and judging by the tsunami footage that has been aired, this is not surprising .
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X-Rays and Unshielded Infants - article from the New York Times

This New York Times article outlines concerns about neonatal x-ray overexposure in a Medical Center in Brooklyn.

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Featured Paper - Radiation Protection in Australasia Vol 27, No 2

Interpretation of biological dosimetry of New Zealand sailors by Wahab et al.

Peter Noel Johnston, Peter Anthony Burns, Stephen Bruce Solomon,
Richard Allan (Rick) Tinker, Jordan Steven Lock

Wahab et al, (2008) recently published a study using biological dosimetry to estimate doses to New Zealand sailors who were present at the British Grapple Tests in the Pacific 1957-1958. They conclude that elevated translocation frequencies are most likely due to radiation exposure at those tests and doses have been estimated. This assessment of the study by Wahab et al. shows the work has numerous flaws, ignores measured dose information from the test period and the interpretation that sailors were exposed to high radiation doses cannot be sustained by the available data.

Keywords: atmospheric testing, dosimetry, cytogenetics, fallout

© 2010 Australasian Radiation Protection Society
The full text of this paper is available from the ARPS Secretariat
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Concerns raised over dental cone beam imaging

Another informative article from the NY Times, this time in relation to cone beam CT scans performed in dental suites can be accessed here.

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Iodine 131 patient management

In the US, patients who have been administered Iodine 131 are free to leave hospital while they are still quite 'hot'. This policy of the NRC, which dates back to 1997, is now being brought into question. Read more about it in this New York Times article here.

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