Policy Debate: Health Effects of Low dose Radiation

Date: 2015-05-08

Health effects of low dose radiation was the topic of the Steering Committee policy debate on 24 April 2015.

Discussions indicated that, while scientific uncertainty remains, there are small but statistically significant and biologically visible risks at doses of 50 to 100 mSv. The safety of workers and the public remains the first priority of industry and regulators, recognising that public concerns drive protection to be rather conservative in nature. Research continues in many venues to attempt to refine our understanding of the effect of low doses of ionizing radiation.