Radiation Effects Research Foundation

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Radiation Effects Research Foundation
RERF Logo.jpg
Abbreviation RERF
Predecessor Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission
Formation April 1, 1975; 42 years ago (1975-04-01)
Founded at Hiroshima, Japan
Leader Toshiteru Okubo

The Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) is the successor of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. It was established 1 April 1975.

It is a binational organisation run by both the United States and Japan. The chairman is Toshiteru Okubo.[1] The RERF Hiroshima Laboratory is situated in Hijiyama Park, Hiroshima. The organisation aims to study the long-term effects of radiation exposure on human health and its interactions with genes, lifestyle, and environment.[2]


  1. ^ "Greetings and Welcome". Radiation Effects Research Foundation. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Dr. Robert L. Ullrich Appointed as Chief of Research at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima, Japan". www8.nationalacademies.org. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 

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