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the air filter is being examined by David Hardman with a blue sky behind.
1 Jun 2023
ARPANSA’s Radiation Monitoring Networks (RMN) team has resumed scheduled visits to the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) radionuclide monitoring station on the remote Pacific nation of Kiribati. The station is part of an international network of more than 320 monitoring stations that aim to ensure no nuclear explosion goes undetected.
A dog is looking at a butterfly fluttering above its nose in a grassy field
25 May 2023
ARPANSA and Swinburne University’s systematic map of 334 papers was published in May 2023. While there is currently no substantiated evidence of harm, it highlights the need for more high-quality research into the effects of radio waves from high-frequency wireless technology such as 5G on plants and animals.
National Measurement Institute Standards Authorisation Committee came to ARPANSA to re-authorise our primary standard
18 May 2023
Australia’s Chief Metrologist Bruce Warrington visited the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) on Tuesday 9 May to assess and re-authorise our primary standards for ionising radiation dosimetry.
A scientist is measuring radio waves using a spectrum analyser
28 Apr 2023
Scientists at the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) have published a paper that shows the average exposure to radio waves from wireless technology in Melbourne is more than 700 times below the safety limit.
21 Apr 2023
The CEO of ARPANSA has given notice of her intention to make a decision regarding a facility licence application for ARPANSA’s Medical Radiation Services Branch.
A/Prof Sarah Loughran is at an ARPANSA lectern
13 Apr 2023
Australian government research scientist Associate Professor Sarah Loughran has been appointed to the World Health Organization (WHO) Task Group on Radiofrequency Fields and Health Risks.
An ARPANSA medical physicist is auditing an MRI-Linac
28 Mar 2023
Medical physicists have developed a technique to accurately measure radiation dose using new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) linac machines.
A woman is undergoing hair removal treatment on her upper lip by a gloved service provider with a device.
9 Mar 2023
Investigating the health impact of non-ionising radiation used in cosmetic procedures is the focus of a PhD which is being supervised by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), the Monash University Accident Research Centre and Monash Law School.
A beach cabana on the sand, which contains stripy deckchairs and the shadecloth swing tag in the foreground
2 Mar 2023
News post regarding the launch of ARPANSA's new swing tags for shadecloths
An image of the Pilbara region in WA with a road in the middle. It is sparse road country with a remote road
31 Jan 2023
The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is working with the Western Australian Government to support efforts to locate a small radioactive source.
Mobile phone displaying the app
18 Jan 2023
Launched in Melbourne by SunSmart this week, the free app aims to reduce skin cancer rates, as well as UV-related eye and sun damage, by providing users with daily sun protection times and 7-day weather and UV forecasts specific to their location.
Headshot of Associate Prof Sarah Loughran in front of an ARPANSA banner
25 Nov 2022
The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is offering funding to support research that addresses knowledge gaps about health effects from exposure to electromagnetic energy, especially the higher frequencies now being used in wireless technologies like the 5G network.
Left to right: Hon Ged Kearney MP with ARPANSA's Don Wijayasinghe and the agency's CEO Dr Gillian Hirth inside the new anechoic chamber
21 Nov 2022
The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) officially opened its new $2.35 million anechoic chamber on 17 November 2022.
ACDS director Rhonda Brown with Uni Melb students
27 Oct 2022
University of Melbourne students and Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) scientists have created a prize-winning app that will make radiotherapy audits more efficient. 
Image of Annual Report 2021-22 cover on top of blurred image of people standing
26 Oct 2022
The 2021-22 annual report of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) was tabled in parliament on Monday 24 October 2022 and is now available in the Commonwealth government Transparency Portal.
Scientists standing in front of a linac accelerator and water calorimeter
19 Oct 2022
Radiotherapy treatments in Australia will soon have extra assurance with the arrival of a new national calibration device this month.
A laser pointer with a danger label on the product
13 Oct 2022
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency and eBay Australia have teamed up to remind businesses and consumers about the risks caused by laser pointers.
A person is looking at their phone and there is a phone tower that is blurred in the background
29 Sep 2022
Scientists at Swinburne University of Technology and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) are working together to improve the experimental design of research into 5G and future high-frequency wireless technologies. 

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