What's new

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27 February 2018

On Monday 26 February 2018 a report by the CEO of ARPANSA, Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson, was tabled in Parliament addressing the radiation exposure of a worker at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Health radiopharmaceuticals production facility at Lucas Heights.

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7 February 2018

A series of animal studies on mobile phone radiofrequency radiation and health have been conducted over two years by the United States Department of Health and Human Services National Toxicology Program.

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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.

We are hiring
2 February 2018

We are hiring for the position of Chief Regulatory Officer and Head of Regulatory Services Branch.

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10 January 2018

We have a commitment to good regulatory practice, so each year we self-assess our performance as a regulator. We’re doing better every year. You can now read our self-assessment for the last financial year, 2016-17.

15 December 2017

We've updated our UV charts to load faster and set your default location.

27 November 2017

Radioactive ruthenium detected in the air throughout Europe in late September 2017 poses no risk to the health of people or the environment.

23 November 2017

Assistant Minister for Health, The Hon Dr David Gillespie and Cancer Council Victoria Prevention Director Craig Sinclair officially named ARPANSA a SunSmart workplace.

24 October 2017

Our 2016-17 Annual Report was tabled in parliament on Wednesday 18 October 2017. The Annual Report informs parliament, stakeholders and the community how we have enabled protection of the Australian people and environment from the harmful effects of radiation during the last financial year.

2 October 2017

This week Melbourne hosts an International Atomic Energy Agency Regional Workshop on the Revised Safety Requirements in Emergency Preparedness and Response.

26 September 2017

We are calling for nominations for part-time appointments to the Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council (RHSAC). Nominations close Tuesday 31 October 2017.

26 July 2017

We are calling for nominations for part-time appointments to both the Radiation Health Committee (RHC) and the Nuclear Safety Committee (NSC). Nominations close Thursday 31 August 2017.

11 July 2017

Our new charts help you find out what the ultraviolet radiation index is at our measurement sites and what time the ultraviolet radiation (UV) index will be at its highest.

22 June 2017

The CEO is hosting a Community Information Session on the licence application.

20 June 2017

We've had a facelift, making it even easier to access our information.

1 June 2017

In memory of Dr John Baldas who passed away peacefully on 18 May 2017.

17 March 2017

Analysis of Public Submissions - Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement in the use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPLs) Sources and Lasers for Cosmetic or Beauty Therapy was published on 17 March 2017.

12 January 2017

We have measured radiofrequency (RF) exposure from Wi-fi and other sources across 23 schools in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia.