Attend and comment on the future of radiation research

The National Academies is hosting what will probably be the last of 7 virtual public meetings examining how to move forward on low-dose radiation research. The two-day meeting is on Monday and Tuesday, January 24-25, 2022, starting at 2 PM Monday. Public comment times are 6:30-6:45 PM Monday and 11-11:30 AM Tuesday. Agenda subject to…

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Impacted communities speak out on radiation impacts

The National Academies hosted a virtual public meeting over two days in October 2021, to examine how to move forward with low-dose radiation research. This was part of a larger NAS effort, which will end with a report of recommendations. To NAS’s credit, the October meeting featured powerful and important presentations by downwinder and other…

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Reference Girl: She is needed for now

As a health protection model, Reference Girl will afford more protection to our entire population fairly easily under the current regulatory regime. However, she cannot represent the totality of the exposure damage to our entire lifecycle. For that, we would need a Reference Fetus, a more complicated standard and one that would better account for…

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Reference Girl: Questions worth asking

What are common sources of ionizing radiation? Why do radiation regulators create and use a Reference Individual? What reference individual does our (US) government use now? How is the Reference Individual used? Why change the Reference? Reference Girl is a project to improve protection for everyone (our species) from ionizing radiation. Please see this short…

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Low dose radiation panel: Please register to attend, comment

The National Academies is hosting another public meeting this Thursday, August 26, 2021, from 11 AM -5:45 PM ET to examine how to move forward on low dose radiation research. Please register and attend what you can. The public comment time is from 5:30-5:45 PM. The first meeting was hosted on July 21, 2021 and…

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