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23 November 2020

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is proud to announce a $350,000 contribution to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) research into the health impacts of radio waves, including those used in mobile telecommunications. 

Nominations open for Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council
12 November 2020

ARPANSA is currently seeking nominations for its Audit and Risk Committee. 
This Committee plays a critical role in advising ARPANSA’s CEO on financial management and compliance matters.

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4 November 2020

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) has released its updated Guide for Classification of Radioactive Waste (2020).

26 October 2020

The Australian Radiation and Nuclear Protection Agency (ARPANSA) is proud to welcome Dr Sarah Loughran as the inaugural Director of ARPANSA’s activities under the government’s enhanced Electromagnetic Energy (EME) Program.

Annual report 2019-2020 cover
15 October 2020

The annual report of the CEO of ARPANSA 2019-2020 was tabled in parliament on Wednesday 14 October 2020 and is now available in the Commonwealth government Transparency Portal.

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13 October 2020

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is proud to be continuing our 35-year partnership with WHO as a collaborating centre for radiation protection.

Hospital workers
7 September 2020

From the provision of supplies to hospitals to ensuring that Australia’s radiation safety isn’t compromised, ARPANSA has been playing a part in helping to maintain essential services during the pandemic.

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28 August 2020

ARPANSA has released a consultation draft of the new safety standard for exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic energy – also known as radio waves.

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23 July 2020

ARPANSA has released an action plan outlining activities that will be undertaken as part of the Australian Government’s Electromagnetic Energy (EME) Program.

8 July 2020

Earlier this year, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) measured the level of radiofrequency electromagnetic energy (RF EME) the public is exposed to at 59 small cell sites across Australia.

Glass of water
30 June 2020

Water can include naturally-occurring radioactive material leached from rocks and soil, and it’s important that guidelines are in place to ensure the safe management of our water supply.

Nominations open for Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council
26 June 2020

ARPANSA is currently seeking nominations for members of both the Radiation Health Committee and the Nuclear Safety Committee. 

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29 May 2020

ARPANSA has endorsed the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection Principles for non-ionizing radiation protection.

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).

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30 April 2020

ARPANSA’s Dr Ken Karipidis chaired a committee of the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) to develop a statement on exposure to non-ionising radiation for cosmetic purposes.

ARPANSA develops audit for new MRI-Linac
28 April 2020

ARPANSA’s Australian Clinical Dosimetry Service (ACDS) has carried out audits on a new Elekta Unity MRI-Linac in Townsville, Queensland before the treatment of the first patient.

Occupational Factsheets
20 April 2020

Do you use, or are you exposed to radiation as part of your work? Our new suite of occupational exposure factsheets have been designed to keep you informed about the type of radiation you may be exposed to, any possible health effects and how to adequately protect yourself.

human fingers turning a 4G cube into a 5G cube - the cube has writing '4G' and the writing is being moved to say '5G'
2 April 2020

With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some members of the public are concerned about the human immune system and whether it can be compromised by wireless telecommunications sources such as 5G.

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