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Occupational exposure

Man and woman working at an outdoor construction site
15 July 2019

In Australia, skin cancer accounts for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers each year and UV radiation from the sun is one of the leading causes of skin cancer. With high UV radiation year-round in many parts of Australia, people who regularly work outside face a higher risk of developing cancer from sun exposure.

This was a systematic review and

In 2011, the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) made changes to their recommendations for the annual limit of

2 February 2018

A statement from the Radiation Health Committee on new radon dose coefficients.

2 February 2018

This Advisory Note provides guidance to those occupationally exposed to radon.

Exterior of house
2 February 2018

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, which has no smell, colour or taste. It comes from the radioactive decay of radium, which is present in small amounts in rocks and soil.

Uranium mine workers discussing and pointing towards camera
5 February 2018

The International Commission on Radiological Protection have re-evaluated how they estimate lung cancer risk for exposure to radon progeny and doubled its estimate of risk from exposure.

A close-up of a drip of liquid dripping from a tube with a superimposed trefoil symbol on the drip.
11 July 2017

The Australian National Radiation Dose Register (ANRDR) records and stores radiation doses received by individuals in the course of their employment.

This is a systematic review that aimed to investigate the a


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