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RECORD NUMBER: 298 OF 3191
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|Main Title||Assessment of Capabilities and Research Needs in the Area of Health Effects of Low-Level Ionizing Radiation: A Joint Report to the Congress by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.|
|CORP Author||Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.|
|Additional Subjects||Radiation effects ; Health physics ; Ionizing radiation ; Assessments ; Research ; Projects ; National government ; Physiological effects ; Low level irradiation ; Environmental Protection Agency ; Nuclear Regulatory Commission ; Government agencies|
The report summarizes the capabilities, research needs and on-going projects of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission related to the health effects of low-level ionizing radiation. The statutory authorities of both EPA and NRC related to radiation protection and radiation research are also briefly described. An introductory general section describes current efforts to improve federal radiation research and general methods used by both agencies for radiation dose assessment and the estimation of the potential health effects of low-level ionizing radiation. Separate sections describe the respective authorities, needs, capabilities, and current research programs of the two agencies. The report was prepared to fulfill a requirement by the U.S. Congress which is contained in Section 5(c) of Public Law 95-601.