What's new

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13 May 2021

International academic journal, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, has announced that ARPANSA’s 2017 research paper ‘Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Field from Wi-fi in Australian schools’, is one of the five most-read articles in the journal’s history.

21 April 2021

Every day, humans are exposed to radiation. From natural radiation sources such as minerals in the ground to artificial sources such as receiving an X-ray for medical purposes, we receive doses of radiation from a variety of sources.

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7 April 2021

ARPANSA has developed free Occupational Radiation Exposure (ORE) training for all people working in medical facilities that use ionising radiation. This includes hospitals and clinics that use X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans or nuclear medicine.  

31 March 2021

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have tested eight ultraviolet (UV) radiation nail polish drying devices to assess their ability to cause skin damage.

24 March 2021

ARPANSA has recently made amendments to the 2018 Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations. 

17 March 2021

Two new scientific reviews conducted by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and Swinburne University of Technology have found no evidence of adverse health effects from the radio waves used in 5G.

UNSCEAR 2020 Report
11 March 2021

ARPANSA joins with our friends and colleagues in Japan to remember and pay our respects to the people who lost their lives and stand with those who survived and continue to be impacted by these events.

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25 February 2021

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) has today released a new radio wave safety standard that offers strong health protection for all Australians.

15 February 2021

Covering up with sun protective clothing is one of five ways Australians can protect themselves from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. But not all fabrics provide the same level of protection.

1 February 2021

Every year, ARPANSA collates data from radiation regulators around Australia to produce a report on radiation safety. The report shares learnings to help others avoid similar incidents.

Dr Ken Karipidis
14 January 2021

ARPANSA is proud to announce that Dr Ken Karipidis has been admitted as a member of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), specifically the Scientific Committee on Radiation and Work.

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21 December 2020

ARPANSA’s team of experts have completed their review of the 61 submissions made to our new safety standard for radio wave exposure.

17 December 2020

ARPANSA and the Cancer Council of Victoria have cautioned Australians to reconsider aerosol sunscreens for UV protection.

2 December 2020

A recent scientific review by ARPANSA and Swinburne University into radio waves and calcium movements in the body has found no evidence radio waves cause non-thermal health effects.

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. 

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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.

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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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