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Ionising radiation

Woman standing with head strapped into medical machine keeping her face still for a dental imaging procedure
2 September 2021

The ARPANSA and the Australian Dental Association (ADA) have joined together to produce a factsheet for patients to explain different types of dental imaging and the associated levels of radiation exposure. 

10 August 2021

The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) has commenced a review of its System of Radiological Protection. The System provides recommendations for protection of people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionising radiation.


Occupational Factsheets
20 April 2020

Do you use, or are you exposed to radiation as part of your work? Our new suite of occupational exposure factsheets have been designed to keep you informed about the type of radiation you may be exposed to, any possible health effects and how to adequately protect yourself.

This is a case-control study which investigated the link between exposure to

20 June 2017

Beta particles have a mass which is half of one thousandth of the mass of a proton and carry a single negative charge.

20 June 2017

A glossary of terms that describe radiation.

20 June 2017

X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation similar to radio waves, microwaves, visible light and gamma rays.

20 June 2017

What is the difference between radiation and radioactivity?

20 June 2017

Alpha particles are relatively slow and heavy compared with other forms of nuclear radiation.


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