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DOE Openness: Human Radiation Experiments - The Office of Human Radiation Experiments, established in March 1994, leads the Department of Energy's efforts to tell the agency's Cold War story of radiation research using human subjects. Identify and catalog relevant historical documents from records scattered across the country.

Radiation and Life - Short introduction to the subject.

Public Health Statement: Plutonium (1990) - From the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

Radnet - Information about past releases and dispersion of radionuclides in the biosphere.

NIOSH Occupational Energy Research Program - Research program on risks of occupational exposure to ionizing radiation.

Radiation and Health Physics - Information and links from the University of Michigan health physics students.

Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM) - U.S. multi-agency (EPA, NRC, DOE) consensus document that provides information on planning, conducting, evaluating, and documenting environmental radiological surveys of surface soil and building surfaces for demonstrating compliance with regulations.

U.S. EPA Radiation Protection Division - Information and educational materials. About radiological topics in general, plus EPA's activities in protecting the public and the environment from exposure, cleaning up radioactively contaminated sites, and participating in radiological emergency preparedness and response.

Technologically-Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM) - Extensive source of information on natural radioactivity in the environment, as well as on issues related to NORM waste materials.

Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation - A comprehensive report from the Canadian Environmental Advisory Council on the biological effects of radiation. Genetic damage, latency of cancer, units of exposure, biological effectiveness of radiation.

Useful Radiation Safety Sites and References - Directory of websites with information on radiation safety, (both ionizing and non-ionising); advice on radiation protection; and links to UK legislation.

New Jersey State Radiation Protection Programs - Information on state radiological regulatory programs, radiation safety in medicine and the environment. Nuclear reactor safety in New Jersey and related topics.

Ionizing Radiation Standards, Canadian Institute for National Measurement Standards - Conducts research and development on measurement of ionizing radiation and provides services such as calibrations, consultation and training to the medical, physics, cancer radiotherapy, radiation protection, international standards, and industrial communities.

Radiation Effects Research Foundation - Private, nonprofit Japanese foundation, supported by the U.S. and Japan governments, that conducts research and studies on the effects of radiation exposure on humans with a view toward contributing to the maintenance of the health and welfare of atomic-bomb survivors and to the enhancement of the health of all people. Laboratories in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Eneabba Walkabout - Problems with the technological enhancement of natural radioactivity and about 1,000 'radiation-related' links to about 170 countries

Low Dose Radiation Research Program - Supports research to determine health risks from exposures to low levels of radiation. Includes research program information, a glossary, news articles about radiation and health, and related information.

Radiation Safety Information Computational Center - The Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) is a Specialized Information Analysis Center (SIAC) authorized to collect, analyze, maintain, and distribute computer software and data sets in the areas of radiation transport and safety.

Radsafe - Electronic mailing list for health physicists, medical physicists, radiological engineers and others with a professional interest in radiation protection. List has a high level of posting activity.

How Stuff Works: Nuclear Radiation - Tutorial on ionizing radiation and how it affects all living organisms.

Radiation Science and Health - Data and documents showing the beneficial effects of radiation in cancer treatment through radiation hormesis. Discusses radiation exposure and effects. Center for Nuclear Technology and Society Worcester Polytechnic.

NEWNET: Neighborhood Environmental Watch Network - Access radiological and meteorological data from monitoring sites in New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Alaska, and Mississippi.

Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site - REAC/TS is part of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. Trains, consults, or assists in response to all types of radiation accidents or incidents. Provides guidance, resources and links.

Health Physics - On line community for promotion of health physics and for health physicists to network.

Radiation Information Network - Idaho State University site provides information on radiation and its effects and the professions of Radiation Protection.

Nick's World Collection of Radiation Links - Large collection of 'radiation-related' links (not all of them very radiation-related) from all over, organized by country. Also a technical paper on technological enhancement of natural radioactivity (TENORM).

The National Radiological Protection Board - Explains the role of the NRPB which is a statutory body charged with researching into, and advising on, protecting people from radiation hazards. Site includes a glossary of terms, publications and services, training and customer support.

U.S. NRC Radiation Protection - Nuclear Regulatory Commission information on health physics topics, dose standards and emergency response.

Radioactive Pollution in Norway's Environment - Norwegian Ministry of Environment information on radioactivity in the environment, sources, and efforts to reduce risks of releases from former Soviet facilities.

Radiation Injury - Overview and fact sheet from the Merck Manual Home Edition.

Ionizing Radiation Risks - Estimates of exposure to low-level ionizing radiation and related topics by Wolfgang Kohnlein.

Biological Effects of UV Radiation from Radioisotopes - Research paper on emission of UV radiation from radioisotopes discovered recently by the author. Its biological effects, when administered in to the body as radiopharmaceutical was dealt with in this paper presented in 1999 at JNU, New Delhi.

Radiation Safety Resources - Links to government and industry sources related to radiation safety, radiation protection and health physics. Provides information on radiological cleanup at Rocketdyne's Santa Susana Field Laboratory.

Health Physics - Journal of the Health Physics Society. Provides abstracts and information about online subscription, services and author submission materials.

U.S. Solar Radiation Resource Maps - Features maps which show general trends in the amount of solar radiation received in the United States and its territories. Viewable by data type, by month, or by instrument orientation.

IonActive Consulting - Provides a radiological (health physics) service to small users of ionizing radiation (mainly in the UK). Description of services.