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We are the Australian Government’s primary authority on radiation protection and nuclear safety. We protect the Australian people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation through understanding risks, best practice regulation, research, policy, services, partnerships and engaging with the community.

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19 July 2018

On 29 June 2018, the CEO of ARPANSA, Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson, issued the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation with a direction under section 41(1A) of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998.

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13 July 2018

The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection has published draft guidelines for public consultation. ARPANSA is revising its Radiofrequency Standard and will consider the ICNIRP guidelines in this process.

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4 July 2018

Aircrew are exposed to elevated levels of cosmic radiation while flying at high altitudes. A recent study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the United States found that the prevalence of certain cancers in flight attendants was higher than the general population.