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Ultraviolet radiation

Bright rays of sunshine beaming through a tall tree.
20 June 2017

Advice on reducing health effects associated with ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure from the sun.

20 June 2017

Solar UV radiation is the single most significant source of UV radiation and can reach a person on the ground from three sources, directly from the sun, scattered from the open sky and reflected from the environment.

1 May 2017

This Radiation Protection Standard limits the occupational exposure to ultraviolet radiation for artificial sources in the workplace, considered to be a controlled environment and provides guidance on minimising a person's exposure to uncontrollable sources of UVR, such as the sun.

20 June 2018

There is well-established evidence that long-term overexposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun can lead to eye damage such as cataracts. Sunglasses are an effective method of UVR protection for the eyes.

20 June 2017

Direct viewing of a full or partial solar eclipse can cause permanent eye damage. ARPANSA recommends viewing an eclipse using indirect methods.

A male scientist wearing a white lab coat and dark eye protecting glasses leans forward to adjust an ultraviolet radiation measuring device which is positioned to measure the ultraviolet radiation coming from a black light.
20 June 2017

We can assess natural and artificial UVR hazards in both public spaces and in occupational exposure situations using a variety of techniques and instruments.

20 June 2017

There is no established scientific evidence that the low level radiofrequency electromagnetic energy exposure from smart meters causes any health effects.

20 June 2017

Instructions on how you can list your products on our website.

20 June 2017

There is well established evidence that exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun can lead to skin cancer. Clothing is a very effective method of sun protection when used with a combination of other protective measures.

20 June 2017

There is well established evidence that exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun can lead to skin cancer and eye damage. For best protection use a combination of sun protection measures.

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