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HPS's Eric Goldin: On health physics
Eric Goldin, president of the Health Physics Society, is a radiation safety specialist with 40 years of experience in power reactor health physics, supporting worker and public radiation safety programs. A certified health physicist since 1984, he has served on the American Board of Health Physics, and since 2004, he has been a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements’ Program Area Committee 2, which provides guidance for radiation safety in occupational settings for a variety of industries and activities. He was awarded HPS Fellow status in 2012 and was elected to the NCRP in 2014.
Goldin’s radiological engineering experience includes ALARA programs, instrumentation, radioactive waste management, emergency planning, dosimetry, decommissioning, licensing, effluents, and environmental monitoring.
The HPS, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is the largest radiation safety society in the world. Its membership includes scientists, safety professionals, physicists, engineers, attorneys, and other professionals from academia, industry, medical institutions, state and federal government, the national laboratories, the military, and other organizations.
The HPS’s activities include encouraging research in radiation science, developing standards, and disseminating radiation safety information. Its members are involved in understanding, evaluating, and controlling the potential risks from radiation relative to the benefits.
Goldin talked about the HPS and health physics activities with Rick Michal, editor-in-chief of Nuclear News.
Low-Level Radiation and Its Implications for Fukushima Recovery
This material is a compilation of information used for the ANS President's Special Session at the 2012 Annual Meeting that focused on the LNT model. The session together with the material question the validity of assumptions and the material provides a platform to discuss the science and policies that created the model. It invites your review of the LNT model and also suggests a more realistic approach to address the health effects, mitigate the hazards, and set appropriate limits to sensibly and realistically avoid the potentially adverse consequences of radiation exposure.
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Opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the American Nuclear Society, nor should publication of author viewpoints or identification of materials or products be construed as endorsement by ANS.
You may also wish to read ANS's Health Effects of Low-Level Radiation Position Statement and the accompanying background and technical briefs.
An article about the President's Special Session is also available on the ANS Nuclear Cafe.
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