The Australasian Radiation Protection Society Inc (ARPS) is a professional society of members engaged in one or more aspects of radiation protection.
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.
This New York Times article outlines concerns about neonatal x-ray overexposure in a Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Peter Noel Johnston, Peter Anthony Burns, Stephen Bruce Solomon,
Richard Allan (Rick) Tinker, Jordan Steven Lock
The full text of this paper is available from the ARPS Secretariat
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Another informative article from the NY Times, this time in relation to cone beam CT scans performed in dental suites can be accessed here.
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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