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Radiation

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Ultraviolet radiation services | ARPANSA

ARPANSA's UVR laboratory offers measurement services related to ultraviolet radiation protection including clothing and fabric testing, sunglass testing, shadecloth testing, window film testing, assessment of UVR hazards in the workplace and the calibration of instruments.

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How to use the UV Radiation index charts | ARPANSA

The ultraviolet radiation monitoring network was upgraded in 2017 to produce a more robust and flexible network, with the capability to be expanded to more locations in the future.

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Ultraviolet radiation monitoring | ARPANSA

We maintain a network of solar ultraviolet (UV) measurements in major Australian cities and in the Australian Antarctic territories.

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Incidents with UV and laser sources | ARPANSA

UV and Lasers sources are discussed together because they are both non-ionising radiation sources and are involved in similar incidents.

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Ultraviolet radiation exposure and dose explained | ARPANSA

An explanation of ultraviolet radiation exposure and ultraviolet radiation dose.

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Ultraviolet radiation | ARPANSA

Solar UV radiation is the single most significant source of UV radiation and can reach a person on the ground from three sources, directly from the sun, scattered from the open sky and reflected from the environment.

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What is radiation? | ARPANSA

Australians are exposed to radiation from a variety of natural and artificial sources. Radiation is energy travelling as waves or particles. Ionising radiation has enough energy to change the chemical composition of matter. Non-ionising radiation has less energy but can still excite molecules and atoms causing them to vibrate faster.

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Personal Radiation Monitoring Service | ARPANSA

The Personal Radiation Monitoring Service monitors the exposures of workers in the medical, dental, chiropractic, industrial and mining fields to ionising radiation.

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Radiation Therapist - Targeting Cancer

A Radiation Therapist calculates the radiation plan and operates the equipment used to deliver the overall treatment plan set out by the Radiation Oncologist.

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What is ultraviolet radiation? - Cancer Institute NSW

Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is generated from the sun and enters our atmospheredepending on the type of concentration it can have different affects on our skin.

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