Health Physics News

November 2004

The November 2004 issue of Health Physics News has 32 pages and includes the 2005 Midyear Preliminary Program insert.

  • COVER — The purpose of this month's cover story is to give an overview of several pharmaceuticals or other homeopathic remedies that have made the news as "anti-radiation pills" or "radiation antidotes" that may be offered as a protection in a dirty bomb or a nuclear attack.
  • EDITORIAL — Proposed ICRP recommendations include the concept of dose constraint.
    • In response, the S&PIC plans to submit comments on behalf of the Health Physics Society to the ICRP concerning the draft 2005 recommendations.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — Members of the Program Committee are looking for potential session chairs for the 2005 meeting in Spokane.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The Virginia Chapter hosted the 5th Annual Science Teacher Workshop in Newport News, Virginia.
  • ELMER AND THE MOUNTAIN — Another fun and captivating "Elmer" story by Ken Miller.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — The importance of congressional elections
  • NOTES — Updates and information on the HPS Midyear and the HPS Annual meetings.
    • Obituaries for George E. Backman, Richard S. Cleveland, and Ralph E. Lapp.
    • National Public Radio requests assistance from HPS Media Relations Committee
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — Master of Health Physics offered at Oregon State University.
    • NCRP 2005 Annual Meeting 30-31 March 2005.
    • Albert L. Wiley, Jr., named REAC/TS Director.
    • EPA Fellowships available in health physics.
    • Online manuscript review system available for Health Physics and Operational Radiation Safety.
    • Ron Fraass selected as new director of NAREL.
  • The New Food Irradiation Fact Sheet is included in this month's issue of Health Physics News.
  • OUTSIDE THE CORNER OFFICE — Part 3 of "The Journalist's Mission Statement and Core Principles" by Jim Hylko.
  • CHP CORNER — ABHP holds summer meeting and elects new officers for 2005.
  • ODDS and ENDS — This month's Archives article is about the first issue of the Atomic Rabbit comic book.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This issue has 19 display ads, 7 short courses offered, and 3 job offers.

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