The Australasian Radiation Protection Society Inc (ARPS) is a professional society of members engaged in one or more aspects of radiation protection.

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A Tribute to David Paix

02 April 1936 – 09 Sept 2013

It is very sad to report that the fields of medical radiation physics and radiation protection in Australia have lost one of their well-known, well-respected and well-loved characters, David Paix, who died after a very long illness on 09 September, 2013.

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IRPA Regional Congress, Africa, 2014

 Dear IRPA colleagues

I am pleased to inform you on that the fourth regional congress of International radiation Protection AFRIRPA04 will take place at Rabat in Morocco on 13-17 September 2014. The AFRIRPA04 Chairman is Pr. Abdelmajid CHOUKRI (

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Survey regarding 10 μSv criterion

 A member of IRPA (from Italy) is surveying radiation protection professionals on the use and interpretation of the '10 μSv criterion'.  You can read about the  '10 μSv criterion' and complete the online survey at....

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19th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference

24 Aug 2014
28 Aug 2014

The Canadian Nuclear Society and the Canadian Nuclear Association are proud to host the 19th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference (PBNC-2014) in Vancouver, Canada, under the aegis of the Pacific Nuclear Council.

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Airport X-ray body scanners cancer risk too high?

An interesting view from an air traveler in the US and  his views on airport x-ray scanners. 

My view on this is the author is articulate and engaged but not has not been convinced that the risk of cancer being induced from the airport x-ray machine is negligible. Is this a a communication's problem from the people who made it and use it? Is this a case of (newspaper) hype overcoming reason in general? You know the 'all radiation is bad' school of thought.  Risk communication is my take on this. The author drives or gets a bus or taxi to the airport - I would have thought the risk of injury from a transport accident would be higher that the risk of him contracting cancer from an airport x-ray machine.  


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