The Australasian Radiation Protection Society Inc (ARPS) is a professional society of members engaged in one or more aspects of radiation protection.
Education and Training in Radiological Protection for Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures
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
ARPANSA would like to draw your attention to the current comment period concerning the review of the 3 Safety Guides (Safety Guide for Radiation Protection in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology 2008; Safety Guide for Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine 2008; and Safety Guide for Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy 2008) that supplement the Code of Practice for Radiation Protection in the Medical Applications of Ionizing Radiation (RPS 14).
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.
A radon session will be held at the EPSM2011 conference in Darwin this August.
Details can be found in the flyer below.
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.
36th ARPS Conference is being held at the
Crown Promenade Hotel, Melbourne from 16 - 19 October 2011
36th ARPS Conference Website
This New York Times article outlines concerns about neonatal x-ray overexposure in a Medical Center in Brooklyn.
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