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ARPANSA provides this website free of charge to disseminate for the benefit of the public regulatory information and general information on the impact of radiation on health. This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice specific to your personal circumstances. Nothing contained in this site is intended to be used as medical advice and, in particular, it should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease in individual cases, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health practitioner’s professional advice. ARPANSA does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided on this website.

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ARPANSA makes every effort to ensure the quality of the information available on this website and updates the information regularly. Information on this website is prepared by experts in radiation and medical physics and all Codes, Guides and Standards are peer-reviewed and endorsed by relevant advisory committees. Information on radiation and health on this site is based on expert assessment of scientific evidence including collaborative reviews with other national and international radiation health authorities. Identification of the current state of scientific knowledge on this subject is undertaken through regular literature reviews and other means.

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Users should carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of information on this site as it relates to their own circumstances, and should obtain personalised advice from relevant professionals to ensure the guidance is appropriate to their particular circumstances before relying on it for any purpose other than the advancement of knowledge on this subject. ARPANSA cannot guarantee, and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for, the relevance, accuracy, currency or completeness of the information.

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Views or recommendations provided in linked sites do not necessarily reflect those of the Commonwealth.

Security of the ARPANSA website

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