Health Physics News

April 2010

Highlights of the 32-page full-color April 2010 issue of Health Physics News.

  • COVER — HPS members Bill Field and Jan Johnson have played a large role in raising awareness about radon. They share information about the importance of the information in the WHO Handbook on Indoor Radon: A Public Health Perspective and the Health Physics Society's indoor radon position statement.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Howard Dickson continues discussion on whole-body scanning.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly discusses cuts in the science budget.
  • A DOZEN HPS MIDYEAR MEETING SPEAKERS present their opinions of the most important lessons learned based on the 27/9/3 template introduced by Vincent Covello.
  • VINCENT COVELLO presents the 77 questions commonly asked by journalists during an emergency crisis.
  • NOTES — The obituary of Frank Haughey.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIESScience Support Committee reports from Mike Lewandowski and Thomas P. Johnston discuss science teacher workshops and supporting your local science fair.
  • SECTION NEWSAccelerator Section Nomination and Elections Committee members announce the section nominees for the 2010 election.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Chris Miles makes a general comment regarding greenhouse gas emissions.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — The International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine will be held in September in Bulgaria.
  • BOOK REVIEW — Timothy DeVol reviews the book The Health Physics Solutions Manual: Introduction to Health Physics Problems Made Easy.
  • NCRP — Dave Myers provides information about NCRP Report No. 162, Self Assessment of Radiation-Safety Programs.
    • Charles E. Land gives the 34th L.S. Taylor Lecture at 2010 NCRP Meeting.
  • REAC/TS — This month's REAC/TS Registry article discusses medical management of criticality accident victims: Then and Now Part I.
  • CHP CORNER — Updates from the Nominating Committee and Continuing Education Committee.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month Paul Frame discusses "Authentic" atomic bomb test goggles.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 16 display ads and 13 short courses are offered this month.

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