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Aerial photograph of Fremantle, Western Australia
26 July 2018

We are establishing a network of radiation detectors to monitor Australian ports to assist in the national preparedness for a visiting nuclear-powered warship accident.

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19 July 2018

On 29 June 2018, the CEO of ARPANSA, Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson, issued the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation with a direction under section 41(1A) of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998.

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13 July 2018

The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection has published draft guidelines for public consultation. ARPANSA is revising its Radiofrequency Standard and will consider the ICNIRP guidelines in this process.

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4 July 2018

Aircrew are exposed to elevated levels of cosmic radiation while flying at high altitudes. A recent study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the United States found that the prevalence of certain cancers in flight attendants was higher than the general population.

Woman in red shirt using a mobile phone
20 June 2018

An article published in the Daily Mail Australia on 18 June 2018, reports that using a mobile phone can be as damaging on your skin as being out in the sun. It is concerning that the exposure from smartphones has been compared to the same time spent in the sun.

Participants of the Regional Training Course on Radiochemical Analysis of Marine Environmental Samples
12 June 2018

Starting on Monday 4 June and continuing this week, ARPANSA, in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency, hosts a Regional Training Course on Radiochemical Analysis of Marine Environmental Samples.

Participants of National Dose Registry workshop - May 2018
28 May 2018

On 24-25 May 2018, ARPANSA and the International Atomic Energy Agency hosted an Asia-Pacific region workshop on the Establishment and Maintenance of a National Dose Registry for those who work with radiation as part of their jobs.

Skyline of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
21 May 2018

We are a proud bronze sponsor of the fifth Asian and Oceanic International Radiation Protection Association Regional Congress on Radiation Protection (AOCRP5), hosted in Melbourne this week.

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12 April 2018

ARPANSA’s CEO, Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson has issued a licence to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to operate the ANSTO Nuclear Medicine Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) Facility (the ANM Facility).

Man reading report
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.

A hand holding a smartphone
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.

Uranium mine workers discussing and pointing towards camera
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.

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