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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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Wi-Fi modem
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.

Airplane flying at sunset
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.

Woman in red shirt using a mobile phone
20 June 2018

An article published in the Daily Mail Australia on 18 June 2018, reports that using a mobile phone can be as damaging on your skin as being out in the sun. It is concerning that the exposure from smartphones has been compared to the same time spent in the sun.