Learn about the process of updating radiation exposure guidelines at a WSU Tri-Cities lecture

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities is pleased to present the Herbert M. Parker Foundation Lecture Series featuring Werner Rühm November 2 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. online.

Werner Rühm leads the Medical and Environmental Dosimetry Group at the Helmholtz Center, Munich Institute of Radiation Medicine in Germany. He is also a professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Munich. He has been a member of Committee 1 “Radiation Effects” (C1) of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) since 2005, serving as C1 secretary from 2012 to 2016, and as C1 chair from 2016 to 2021.

The ICRP is an independent registered charity, established to advance for the public benefit the science of radiological protection, in particular by providing recommendations and guidance on all aspects of protection against ionizing radiation.

Since its foundation in 1928 the ICRP has continuously developed recommendations for the appropriate level of protection for people and the environment against radiation exposure. These recommendations, which are found in the ICRP System of Radiological Protection, are used all over the world. While the system is robust, it requires regular review to make sure that it is still up to date and fit for purpose. Watch this presentation with Rühm to learn more about the System and the first steps taken by the ICRP towards its review and refinement.


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