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Radon in the Workplace – Are You Protected?

Last year, Erin Curry, the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST) regional director, explored the contribution of various indoor radon levels to annual effective dose in a two-part series in the Bulletin. In a new series that begins in this issue, she shifts her focus to radon in the workplace. She says, while we know general exposure to elevated levels of radon radiation is linked to increased risk of lung cancer, for radiation protection professionals, exposure to radon gas in the workplace may well be a case of the shoemaker’s children going barefoot.


New Board Member Interview

Chief Editor Dave Niven interviews Tara Hargreaves, a new member of CRPA’s board of directors. Tara says, “CRPA is the way to connect with those working in radiation safety across Canada. . . I would feel rather alone if I weren’t a member.”


President’s Message, October 2022

Leah Shuparski-Miller, la présidente de l’ACRP a été inspirée par l’esprit du retour à l’école. En plus d’acheter des fournitures scolaires pour ses enfants, elle achète des fournitures pour elle-même et investit dans des activités de développement professionnel. Elle invite les lecteurs à profiter des offres automnales de l’ACRP.


Report from the 69th Session of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation’s (UNSCEAR) is the world authority on radiation science and the estimation of global levels and effects of ionizing radiation that serves as the scientific basis for evaluating radiation risk and for establishing protective measures. For the first time since before the pandemic, their annual session took place in person in Vienna, Austria from May 9 to 13, 2022. At the session, UNSCEAR elected a new bureau; endorsed a new strategy for data collection, analysis, and dissemination; and called for member states to participate in the evaluation of public exposure to ionizing radiation.


Interview with Leah Shuparski-Miller, CRPA’s President-Elect

In this issue of the Bulletin, continuing his tradition of interviewing interesting people involved in radiation protection, Chief Editor Dave Niven talks with Leah Shuparski-Miller, CRPA’s president-elect. He asks her about her life, her history with CRPA, her motivations for becoming president, and what she hopes to accomplish during her tenure. She says, “Sharing information openly helps us all grow and strengthen our radiation protection community.”


ALARA – How Low Is Low Enough? Be Reasonable! / L’ALARA – Quel niveau est suffisamment faible? Il suffit d’être raisonnable!

The Société Française de radioprotection (SFRP), the French equivalent to the Canadian Radiation Protection Association, with the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA), co-hosted two workshops on the practical implementation of the ALARA principle. / Avec la Société Française de radioprotection (SFRP), l’équivalent français de l’Association canadienne de la radioprotection, l’Association internationale pour la protection contre les radiations a coanimé deux ateliers sur la mise en pratique du principe ALARA.


Nuclear Energy Agency Committee Explores the Practical Implementation of Equivalent Dose Limits for the Lens of the Eye / Le comité de l’Agence pour l’énergie nucléaire étudie la mise en pratique de limites de doses équivalentes pour le cristallin de l’œil

In March 2019, the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Committee on Radiological Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) created the Expert Group on the Dose Limit for the Lens of the Eye (EGDLE). / En mars 2019, le comité de la radioprotection et de la santé publique (CRPPH) de l’Agence pour l’énergie nucléaire (AEN) créait le groupe d’experts sur la limite de doses pour le cristallin de l’œil (EGDLE).