Scientists at the Health Protection Agency have published their advice to UK bodies following new international guidance on ionising radiation.
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Health effects of radon exposure
2 June 09
An expert advisory group of the Health Protection Agency has today recommended that the Agency should consider tightening its recommended safety levels for radon gas in homes and workplaces. Radon - a naturally occurring gas - is the major source of human exposure to ionising radiation in the United Kingdom and is responsible for an estimated 1,100 lung cancer deaths a year; most of which occur in current or ex-smokers1.
31st March 2009
Pregnant women should not undergo some types of medical examination that involve high doses of radiation to the foetus because of the small increased risk of causing childhood cancer, according to guidance developed by the Health Protection Agency, The Royal College of Radiologists and the College of Radiographers.
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Mortality and Cancer Risks for Radiation Workers
7 January 2009
The risk of developing cancer among radiation workers increases with the dose of ionising radiation they are exposed to, according to a study by the Health Protection Agency published today in the British Journal of Cancer *. The observed cancer risks are consistent with the international scientific consensus on radiation protection.
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For immediate release – Monday 5 March 2007
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