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Mission: National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements (NCRP)

To support radiation protection by providing independent scientific analysis, information, and recommendations that represent the consensus of leading scientists.


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Annual Meeting

NCRP 2015 Annual Meeting, "Changing Regulations and Radiation Guidance: What Does the Future Hold?"

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Twelfth Warren K. Sinclair Keynote Speaker, Kenneth R. Kase >

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Thirty-Ninth L.S. Taylor Lecturer, Keith F. Eckerman >

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First Thomas S. Tenforde Topical Lecture, Jacques Lochard

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2015 Election Results

NCRP elected eight new members and seven returning members to Council. The election results are  >

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NCRP Resource Development Committee is launching a series of efforts to increase the financial stability of NCRP! The first effort is to request Council members and friends who shop online at Amazon to make a simple (no cost) modification. Register at AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.com/), and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 % of your purchase to NCRP at no charge to you! It’s easy!


Follow the directions and be sure to select the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (from the pull down list or searchable request) as the 501(c)(3) public charitable organization to receive the Amazon contribution for each purchase.


Council Members in the News


John Boice presented a Seminar on Low Dose Radiation Research at the CDC Director’s Science Seminar Series in Atlanta, March 26, 2015. [ Jim Smith (former Chief, Radiation Studies Branch), John Boice, Bob Whitcomb (current Chief, Radiation Studies Branch, CDC)


Council member SY Chen participated in a meeting on the development of the IAEA Safety Guide DS474 on arrangements for the termination of a nuclear or radiological emergency that also covers the transition phase


On the 4th anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami that caused the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor accident, the Radiation Research Society released a 2011 video of an interview with President John D. Boice, Jr. entitled "No Threshold for Fear." -- view >

Eleanor Blakely, Distinguished Emeritus Member, talks about her lifetime work in biophysics that began with pioneering research into the use of ion beams for hadron therapy (CERN Courier Feb 28, 2015). Read the article in it's entirety >


Draft Commentary, Health Effects of Low Doses of Radiation: Integrating Radiation Biology and Epidemiology >

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Attendees of NCRP SC 3-1 meeting, Radiation Dosimetry Guidance, New York City, April 8-9, 2015


Dr. Allison Macfarlane is presented with a plaque in recognition of a marvelous talk on "Radiation and Regulation in a Post-Fukushima World" by President Boice at the Annual Member's Dinner on March 15, 2015

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Recent Publications

Annual Report, 2014 Year in Review >

NCRP Report No. 175, Decision Making for Late-Phase Recovery from Major Nuclear or Radiological Incidents >

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Synopsis of NCRP Statement No. 12, Where Are the Radiation Professionals (WARP)? >

Statement No. 11, Outline of Administrative Policies for Quality Assurance and Peer Review of Tissue Reactions Associated with Fluoroscopically-Guided Interventions >

Commentary No. 23, Radiation Protection for Space Activities: Supplement to Previous Recommendations >

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The Boice Report

Dr. Boice has become a regular contributor to Health Physics News. The Boice Report is intended to provide brief reports on recent activities in radiation protection, measurements, science, and health.



          April 2015 issue, The Rooster and Medical


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