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UV radiation

5 May 2020

Germicidal lamps used on the body exposes you to harmful ultraviolet radiation which may cause injury and increase your risk of skin cancer and permanent eye damage.

UV lamp and COVID-19
7 May 2020

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) has issued a product warning to advise consumers of the dangers of portable devices that emit ultraviolet radiation (UVR).

Antarctica penguins
6 February 2020

ARPANSA staff Sandra Sdraulig and Dr Stuart Henderson recently travelled to Antarctica to support ongoing monitoring of radionuclides and ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the environment.

This was a retrospective cohort study that examined the association between

Installation of the UV sensor in Emerald, Queensland
28 August 2019

We’re pleased to announce that the newest location in our ultraviolet (UV) radiation monitoring network is now online. Emerald is the fourth location in Queensland to join our network of real-time UV data.

20 August 2019

You are not permitted to use the UPF Certification Trade Mark without written permission from ARPANSA for all instances of use unless you are licensed by ARPANSA to do so.

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 review investigating the risk of exposure to artificial tanning devices (sunbeds) and the risk of

Pilots in cockpit with sun
22 May 2019

​​​​​​​Recently, ARPANSA co-authored a new study which found that modern airline pilots registered in Australia, appear not to be at higher risk of developing invasive melanoma than the rest of the population.


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