Health Physics News

May 2008

Highlights of the 32-page May 2008 issue of Health Physics News:

  • COVER — This month's cover story explains what we have learned through the NCI studies of health effects following the Chornobyl nuclear accident.
  • EDITORIAL — Andy Karam questions whether we as a society, or as a Society, have become so focused on radiation safety and radiological risk reduction that we have lost sight of the larger picture.
  • AGENCY NEWS — Jaczko is appointed to a second term as NRC Commissioner and Svinicki is sworn in as a new Commissioner.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Capitol Hill Day in Washington, DC.
  • TREASURER'S REPORT — HPS Treasurer Dave Allard gives readers a financial update of the Society.
  • RADIUM TALES — This month Bill Belanger tells his story about "A Radium Needle in a Haystack."
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — The Membership Committee lists the 478 new HPS members who have joined the Society since March 2007.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — Sarah Roberts is promoted to associate director at ORAU.
  • NOTES — Make plans to attend the 53rd HPS meeting, to be held in Pittsburgh.
    • NCRP releases Commentary No. 20.
    • Bela Kovach died on 19 March 2008.
  • CHP CORNER — What to expect at the upcoming AAHP Special Session at the Pittsburgh meeting.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is about the Zeuto.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 7 display ads and 13 short courses are offered this month.

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