On Friday 21 June 2019, ARPANSA was notified of a radiation contamination event at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Nuclear Medicine (ANM) production facility in Lucas Heights, New South Wales.
Recently, ARPANSA co-authored a new study which found that modern airline pilots registered in Australia, appear not to be at higher risk of developing invasive melanoma than the rest of the population.
At ARPANSA, we set the safety standard sets limits for exposure to radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy (EME) that is emitted by mobile phones and other wireless technologies. These limits are set well below levels at which harm to people may occur. The operating frequencies of the 5G network are included within the limits set by the ARPANSA safety standard.
We’re excited to announce that we have installed a new linear accelerator (linac) at ARPANSA, to continue ensuring any Australians undergoing medical procedures receive the correct amount of radiation.
ARPANSA scientists have reviewed the recent National Toxicology Program (NTP) animal studies which looked at whether exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation causes any health effects, including cancer, in rats and mice.
ARPANSA respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, their cultures, and to Elders past, present and emerging.