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BOOKLET to Provide Basic Information Regarding Health Effects of Radiation (2nd edition)

Radiological Protection System

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Every year, a large number of reports on research concerning radiation sources and effects are publicized by researchers worldwide.

The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) comprehensively evaluates wide-ranging research outcomes, compiles scientific consensus obtained internationally from a politically neutral standpoint, and periodically releases its positions in the form of a report.

The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), which is an independent private international academic organization, makes recommendations concerning radiological protection frameworks from a professional perspective, while referring to reports, etc. by the UNSCEAR. In consideration of ICRP Recommendations and the International Basic Safety Standards established by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) based on an international consensus, the government of Japan has also formulated laws, regulations and guidelines, etc. concerning radiological protection.

  • Included in this reference material on March 31, 2013
  • Updated on March 31, 2019
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