International Radiation Protection Association
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|International Radiation Protection Association|
|Formation||19 June 1965|
The International Radiation Protection Association, IRPA, was formed on June 19, 1965 during a meeting in Los Angeles. Membership includes 49 radiation protection societies covering 61 countries, totaling approximately 18,000 individual members.
As an international association for the protection from radiation, its aims are promoting excellence in the practice of radiation protection through national and regional associate societies and radiation protection professionals, by providing benchmarks of good practice and enhancing professional competence and networking.
IRPA's primary purpose is to permit better communication between those engaged in radiation protection activities in all countries, and through this process advance radiation protection in many parts of the world.
IRPA organizes international meetings for exchanges around radiation protection, among which the International Congresses of IRPA itself, held about every four years since 1966.
The creation of IRPA results from ten years of activities and reunions towards the formation of an international society for the protection against atomic radiations. The initial organism, the Health Physics Society established "Sections" to implement a mechanism through which countries could found their own sub-organization. The first section formed was France's in 1961, Japan and the United Kingdom following in 1962 and 1963.
- European Committee on Radiation Risk
- Ionizing radiation
- Radiation protection
- International Atomic Energy Agency - OIEA
- International Commission on Radiological Protection - ICRP
- United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation - UNSCEAR
- International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection - ICNIRP
- Index of radiation articles
- International Radiation Protection Association official website, "History", http://www.irpa.net/index.php/history-mainmenu-113.html
- Geoffrey Webb (April 2011). "The History of IRPA - up to the millennium" (PDF). Journal of Radiological Protection 31 (2): 177–204. doi:10.1088/0952-4746/31/2/R01.