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New Organisation: World Committee on Radiation Risk (WCRR)

It has been clear for some time that the dangers of low-level radiation are underestimated by current risk models, leading to dangerous emission levels of radiation being set. The WCRR has been set up to combat this. Its foundation statement reads: "Low levels of ionizing radiation and the full range of the adverse effects have not been sufficiently addressed. The independent World Committee on Radiation Risk (WCRR) has been formed to focus on these issues.

The WCRR is needed because worldwide, national governments, international organizations, scientists and public and environmental health officials do not have full access to information regarding adverse effects from exposure to ionizing nuclear radiation. To date, the dominant sources of information (...) operate under political, economic, and academic constraints and their members, directly or indirectly, are connected to the nuclear arms and nuclear power industry. These existing committees have been concerned primarily with high doses and high dose-rates related to industrial and military applications. Their conclusions are based upon assumptions, many of which were accepted prior to the advances in knowledge and methodologies available today."
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