• Human error still the biggest factor in radiation incidents

    ARPANSA has again collated data from radiation regulators around the country to provide a report on radiation safety and identify opportunities for improvement in the safe use of radiation, particularly in the medical sector.
  • Patients receiving less radiation from CT scans

    The radiation dose from a CT scan, while low, is nonetheless assumed to contribute a small additional risk to a patient’s lifetime risk of cancer. ARPANSA's new reference levels show patients in Australia are receiving much lower doses than 5-10 years ago.
  • ARPANSA scientists travel to Antarctica

    ARPANSA staff Sandra Sdraulig and Dr Stuart Henderson recently travelled to Antarctica to support ongoing monitoring of radionuclides and ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the environment.
  • ARPANSA scientist appointed to international commission

    Dr Ken Karipidis, Assistant Director Assessment and Advice at ARPANSA, has been appointed to the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) for the term of 2020 to 2024.
  • ARPANSA supports analysis of historical nuclear test site

    Recently, we participated in a study to review the ongoing impacts of nuclear tests conducted in the Montebello islands off the north coast of Western Australia.
  • Navigating radiation regulation

    How is radiation regulated in Australia? It’s a common question, and unfortunately the answer isn’t as straightforward as it could be.
  • ARPANSA approves ANSTO implementation plan following safety review

    In June 2018, ARPANSA issued a direction to its licence holder, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), to initiate an independent review of its approach to occupational radiation safety at its nuclear medicine facility operated by ANSTO Health, now known as Health Products.
  • ARPANSA participates in international workshop to investigate environmental impact of electromagnetic fields

    Dr Ken Karipidis, ARPANSA’s Assistant Director of Assessment and Advice, recently attended a workshop hosted by the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) to explore effects of electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields on animals and plants.
  • ARPANSA updates Regulations to support nuclear safety

    The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (ARPANS) Regulations provide a framework for ensuring Commonwealth Government bodies that use or produce radiation conduct their work in a safe and responsible manner.
  • ARPANSA contributes to 5G inquiry

    ARPANSA has provided a submission to the 2019 parliamentary inquiry into the benefits and challenges of 5G – the fifth generation of the mobile telecommunications network. The submission provides information about the safety of radio waves from 5G.
  • ARPANSA to jointly host international symposium

    ARPANSA is pleased to host, in conjunction with the International Commission of Radiological Protection (ICRP) and the Australasian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS), the 5th International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection on 17-21 November 2019 in Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Nominations open for peak advisory Council

    ARPANSA is currently seeking nominations for members of the Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council. The Minister-appointed Council advise the CEO on emerging issues and matters of major public concern relating to radiation protection and nuclear safety.
  • ARPANSA releases new digital annual report

    The Annual Report of the CEO of ARPANSA 2018-19 was tabled in parliament on Tuesday 15 October 2019 and is now available on the new transparency portal.
  • National food study provides insight into radiation in the Australian diet

    In the first study of its kind in Australia, ARPANSA produced a report on radiation in foods that make up a typical Australian diet. The results showed levels are very low and do not present any health concerns.
  • ARPANSA joins forces with Cancer Council Victoria to prevent skin cancer

    Earlier this month ARPANSA and Cancer Council Victoria (CCV) met to formalise our partnership to promote sun safety and support skin cancer prevention.
  • ARPANSA releases new regulatory guide

    Part of ARPANSA’s role is the regulation of all Commonwealth entities that use radiation. Regulation ensures compliance with the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 and associated Regulations (2018) and is supported by a series of regulatory guides.
  • No link between mobile phones and brain cancer across all age groups

    In December 2018, the British Medical Journal Open published a scientific study led by ARPANSA investigating the relationship between brain cancer and mobile phone use. Since the publication of the original study, the authors have conducted further analysis of additional age groups.
  • New ultraviolet radiation sensor now online

    We’re pleased to announce that the newest location in our ultraviolet (UV) radiation monitoring network is now online. Emerald is the fourth location in Queensland to join our network of real-time UV data.

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