Society News Archive

16 September 2014
New HPS Position Statements

The Health Physics Society (HPS) Board of Directors approved two new official positions at the 2014 HPS Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Positions statements will be prepared for each position and posted on the website.

The new positions are:

  • Mobile applications to measure radiation using smart phones, or external accessories made for such devices, are not substitutes for quality-controlled measurements made by trained and qualified radiation protection professionals using calibrated radiation detection instruments. Measurements made by such devices should not be used as the primary source of information to evaluate the user's safety or to issue protective actions for the public.
  • The radiofrequency transmitters used in conjunction with smart meters do not present a public health risk.

All positions are posted on the HPS website.