Additional Links to Information on Radiation Protection
There are many sites on the internet related to radiation. The links referenced on this page are for information purposes and are not maintained by the Department. Click the category you would like to view.
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Links to other Government Agencies and Organizations
Federal Government Agencies
- US EPA - The EPA publishes ALI and DAC information, effective dose equivalents, and regulations on emissions of radioactive materials. It also controls the Superfund Cleanup Program. The EPA portion of the CFRs for radiation protection can be found under 40 CFR parts 61, 141, 190, 220-229, and 440.
- NRC - The NRC provides regulations for NRC license holders, including power generation facilities, hospitals, and universities. The NRC portion of the CFRs can be found under 10 CFR parts 1-99.
- US DOE - The DOE provides regulations for DOE National Laboratories and test facilities. The DOE portion of the CFRs can be found
under 10 CFR parts 100-1000.
- US DOT - The Department of Transportation regulates the shipment of radioactive materials in the US. Their portion of the CFRs
can be found under 49 CFR parts 170-175.
- US FDA - The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health sets standards for the use of lasers and other nonionizing radiations, food irradiation, and pharmaceuticals. The FDA portion of the CFRs can be found under 21 CFR part 1000.
- OSHA - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulates the conrol of radioactive material in the workplace that are not controlled by the DOE or the NRC. They also control overall safety of the workplace, including physical, chemical, sound and light hazards including non-ionizing radiation. The OSHA portion of the CFRs can be found under 29 CFR parts 910 and 1926.
- FCC - The Federal Communications Commission is an independent government agency charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.
- FEMA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is an independent agency of the federal government, reporting to the President. Since its founding in 1979, FEMA's mission has been clear: "to reduce loss of life and property and protect our nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery".
- ICRP - The International Commission on Radiation Protection provides general guidance on the widespread use of radiation sources caused by the developments in the field of nuclear energy.
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- TheAmerican Academy of Health Physics is an organization that advances the profession of Health Physics
- The American Association of Medical Dosimetrists - Among the association's many goals, preparation and distribution of information pertaining to Medical Dosimetry is the most important.
- The American Association of Physicians in Medicine (AAPM) promotes the application of physics to medicine and biology, encourage interest and training in medical physics and related fields.
- The American Board of Health Physicists (ABHP) was established to develop standards and procedures, to examine candidates, and to issue written proof of certification to individuals who have satisfied the requirements established by the Board.
- The American College of Radiology is an organization for radiologists, radiation oncologists and medical physicists that awards voluntary accreditation in several modalities of medical imaging and radiation oncology.
- The American Nuclear Society main objective is to promote the advancement of engineering and science relating to the atomic nucleus, and of allied sciences and arts.
- The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists is a certification organization for radiologic technologists, radiation therapists, radiologist assistants and nuclear medicine technologists.
- The American Society of Radiologic Technologists is an organization for radiologic technologists.
- The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) is a US based nonprofit professional organization made up of individuals in state and local government who regulate and control the use of radiation sources
- The Dental Assistant National Board is a certification organization for dental assistants.
- Harvard Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine - information resources for professionals in this field.
- Health Physics Journal - electronic link to Health Physics, the official journal of the Health Physics Society
- The Health Physics Society is a professional organization dedicated to the development, dissemination, and application of both the scientific knowledge of, and the practical means for, radiation protection.
- The International Society in Clinical Densitometry provides education and certification to physicians and technologists involving the operation of x-ray bone density equipment that is used to diagnosis osteoporosis.
- The Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Radiologic Technology is an organization that accredits schools that teach radiography, radiation therapy and medical dosimetry.
- The Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology is an organization that accredits schools that teach nuclear medicine technology.
- The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) collects, analyzes, develops and disseminates in the public interest information and recommendations about (a) protection against radiation and (b) radiation measurements, quantities and units, particularly those concerned with radiation protection.
- The National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists administers a program that leads to certification as a Radiation Protection Technologist.
- Radiological Society of North America promotes and develops the highest standards of radiology and related sciences through education and research.
- The Society of Nuclear Medicine is a multidisciplinary organization of physicians, scientists, radiopharmacists, technologists and others interested in the field of nuclear medicine.
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College and Educational
- Radiation Effects Research Foundation - is a joint foundation with the US and Japan that conducts research on medical effects of radiation
- Chart of the nuclides - an interactive electronic representation of this chart maintained by Brookhaven National Labs
- Image Wisely - a website for providing information on the safety of medical imaging.
- Image Gently is a website dedicated to providing information on the safety for pediatric medical imaging procedures.
- RadTown, USA - an interactive website powered by the EPA for kids to undersatnd the different effects radiation has on the environment and health.
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