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22 June 2022

ARPANSA has teamed up with Cancer Council Victoria and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to create a SunSmart Global UV app. 

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15 June 2022

ARPANSA has released an advisory note on the public health considerations for disposal of radioactive waste.

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30 May 2022

ARPANSA holds its annual licence holders forum

11 May 2022

ARPANSA is working with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and dosimetry auditors globally to develop a world first film dosimetry intercomparison tool.

Laser focus on illegal imports
3 May 2022

Illegal laser pointers that are being imported into the country due to incorrect product labelling is an issue being pinpointed to Australia’s Freight and Trade Alliance this month by ARPANSA scientist Dr Chris Brzozek.  

2 May 2022

Recruitment is currently underway for the next Chief Radiation Health Scientist and Head of Radiation Health Services Branch of ARPANSA.

ARPANSA and RMIT to collaborate on new EME research
21 April 2022

ARPANSA has provided funding to RMIT to investigate the impact of non-ionising radiation on cell permeability. This research is funded as the first ‘major project’ under ARPANSA’s new EME Program Research Framework.

31 March 2022

ARPANSA experts have published an article in Public Health Research and Practice, a journal of the Sax Institute, that calls for more research into the use of non-ionising radiation for cosmetic purposes.

18 March 2022

The Australian Government announces the appointment of Dr Gillian Hirth as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ARPANSA following the retirement of current CEO, Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson.

16 March 2022

ARPANSA has issued a licence to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to prepare a site for the Intermediate Level Waste Capacity Increase (ILWCI) facility.

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10 March 2022

A review led by ARPANSA has shown that sunscreen is safe to use and, when applied correctly, reduces the risk of skin cancer and sunburn.

7 March 2022

ARPANSA announces applications are open for the Australian Public Service Graduate Program.

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28 February 2022

Dose accuracy is critical to safe cancer treatment. Dosimetry audits provide assurance that the radiation dose delivered to the patient aligns with the planned dose.

14 February 2022

ARPANSA and the Cancer Council of Victoria have advised Australians to avoid using aerosol sunscreens and stick with creams and lotions for UV protection. 

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2 February 2022

ARPANSA has finalised its report on 2020 radiation safety incidents using data collated from radiation regulators around the country.

27 January 2022

In another world first, ARPANSA and Swinburne University have joined forces to produce a systematic map of the scientific evidence into the impact of radio waves on the environment.

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25 November 2021

ARPANSA has released a draft advisory note on the public health considerations for disposal of radioactive waste.

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9 November 2021

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency has partnered with the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) government to support the development of a sovereign radiation monitoring capability in the region.