Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

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Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
Agency overview
Formed February 5, 1999 (1999-02-05)
Preceding agencies Nuclear Safety Bureau
Australian Radiation Laboratory
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Headquarters Miranda, New South Wales
Motto Protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation
Minister responsible Tanya Plibersek, Department of Health and Ageing
Agency executive Carl-Magnus Larsson, CEO
Parent department Department of Health and Ageing
Website www.arpansa.gov.au

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is an Australian body that monitors and identifies solar radiation and nuclear radiation risks to the population of Australia.

It is identified as the main government body dealing with ionizing and non-ionizing radiation[1] and publishes material regarding radiation protection.[2]

The agency publishes daily solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) levels for many locations in Australia.[3]

It also sets Ultraviolet Protection Factor standards for protective clothing.[4]

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  1. ^ Safety Websites. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  2. ^ Radiation Protection. ARPANSA. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  3. ^ UV Index Data. ARPANSA. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  4. ^ About Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) Testing. ARPANSA. Retrieved 17 February 2013.

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