June 2003 Health Physics News

The June 2003 issue of Health Physics News has 36 pages and includes the CHP News insert.

  • COVER — The new and final A-bomb survivor dosimetry results study, DS02, was announced to the radiation protection profession at the April 2003 NCRP meeting. Study participants Warren Sinclair, Joe Weiss and Bob Young share with readers why the new dosimetry is improved over DS86 dosimetry and why they believe this is now the final study on the A-bomb survivor dosimetry.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President John Frazier explains the three components of the Homeland Defense Equipment Reuse Program Pilot Project and why HPS members should become involved.
  • GUEST EDITORIAL — Guest writer Ken Mossman says the debate is over with regard to the ecological studies of lung cancer and domestic radon exposure.
  • CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING — Photos and brief highlights are presented from the Congressional Briefing held at the Capitol 8 April 2003.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Stan Ullman shares with readers his observations from the standpoint of an old Hill staffer regarding the content and delivery of information provided by speakers at the Congressional Briefing.
  • NCRP PHOTOS — Photos from the 39th NCRP meeting held in Arlington, Virginia 9-10 April 2003.
    • Walter Huda disagrees with John Cameron's allegation that ALARA makes no sense.
    • Richard Osborne comments on the equation in NCRP Report No. 138.
    • Steve Musolino and Lawrence Dauer give their view of health physicists and radiological terrorism and what the Society's focus should be.
    • Jerry Cuttler gives his opinion on research showing beneficial effects of low doses of radiation.
    • Mark Maiello gives brief recaps taken from local headlines and the Internet illustrating the disconnect between "public news" and "scientific news" regarding nuclear reactors.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Reports from members of the Great Lakes Chapter and the Columbia Chapter.
  • ELMER — The Elmer story this month is "Elmer and the Environmental Samples."
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — The Ad Hoc Homeland Security Committee has created a new area on the HPS website.
  • IRPA 11 DELEGATES — The process of selecting HPS Delegates for IRPA 11 is underway. If you're interested in being considered as a Delegate, go to page 21 of this month's Health Physics News to find out what to do.
    • Ken Mossman receives the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; the San Diego Chapter welcomes you to come to the Annual Meeting in San Diego.
    • Rich Vetter informs health physicists about the basics of the HIPAA regulations and how the rule may affect them.
    • Gary Zeman explains how you can become involved in the ATE feature on the HPS website.
  • ODDS and ENDS — Paul Frame tells about the R&D Prototype Civil Defense Ion Chamber.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 23 display ads, 14 short courses offered, and 6 job offers.

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