January 2004 Health Physics News

Highlights of the 28-page January 2004 issue of Health Physics News include the following:

  • COVER — January is National Radon Action Month for the US EPA. A new report—EPA Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes—presents a revised radon risk assessment by EPA's Office of Radiation and Indoor Air. Jerome S. Puskin and Philip Jalbert share with HPS members the importance of this report.
  • FROM THE PRESIDENT — HPS President Ken Kase gives a second report on the activities of some of the HPS Standing Committees.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Stan Ullman gives an update on the Energy Bill
  • COMMITTEES — Nominating Committee Chair John Auxier announces a call for officer nominations for 2005.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Chapter updates this month are from the North Carolina and Great Lakes Chapters.
  • NOTES — The Baltimore-Washington Chapter looks forward to the 2004 annual meeting to be held in Washington, DC, and focus their article on dining in the DC area.
    • The AMRSO List Server has a new location.
    • Dr. John Rundo's obituary is included in this issue of Health Physics News.
    • The NCRP has placed the draft report Extrapolation of Risks from Nonhuman Experimental Systems to Man on its website.
    • A new topic area on medical radiation has been added to the website of the NRPB.
  • CHP CORNER — The 2003 ABHP certification exam results are announced.
  • ODDS and ENDS — Paul Frame discusses Geiger-Müller detectors used with cloud chambers.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 16 display ads, 14 short courses offered, and 3 job offers.

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