Report of the Radioactive Consultative Council established by the Minister for Health under the Health Act, 1947

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/238534
Title:
Report of the Radioactive Consultative Council established by the Minister for Health under the Health Act, 1947
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH)
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Issue Date:
Jun-1960
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/238534
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
At its first meeting the Council considered its terms of reference and unanimously agreed that the duty of advising the Minister for Health on the exercise of his functions under sub-section (4) of Section 59 of the Health Act, 1953, required them to consider all uses, including medical uses, of radio-active substances and irradiating apparatus. The only aspect of the use of radio-active substances and irradiating apparatus which the Council did not consider within its terms of reference was the actual radiation dose given to a patient, which was a matter for the doctor concerned. In arriving at this decision the Council took into account the fact that the radiation dangers against which safeguards must be provided and the precautions to be taken against such radiation are the same irrespective of the purposes for which the radio-active isotopes or irradiating apparatus are being used. 5. Scope of Council's work In the past few years much research has been undertaken on the harmful effects of radiation and many publications on the subject have become available. A number of international agencies have also considered the problems caused by radiation and details of their work, and of the relevant publications, are given in Appendix 2. In view of this, it was clear that it would be unnecessary for the Council to undertake any research on the effects of radiation since the work of these international agencies and other authoritative bodies could be accepted for the Council's purposes. In these circumstances the major questions for determination by the Council were the minimum safety standards which should be established and the nature of the controls over the uses of radio-active substances and irradiating apparatus necessary to ensure that these standards are attained. 6. Nature of radiation effects
Keywords:
RADIATION; HEALTH POLICY
Series/Report no.:
Pr; 5230

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-14T15:35:04Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-14T15:35:04Z-
dc.date.issued1960-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/238534-
dc.descriptionAt its first meeting the Council considered its terms of reference and unanimously agreed that the duty of advising the Minister for Health on the exercise of his functions under sub-section (4) of Section 59 of the Health Act, 1953, required them to consider all uses, including medical uses, of radio-active substances and irradiating apparatus. The only aspect of the use of radio-active substances and irradiating apparatus which the Council did not consider within its terms of reference was the actual radiation dose given to a patient, which was a matter for the doctor concerned. In arriving at this decision the Council took into account the fact that the radiation dangers against which safeguards must be provided and the precautions to be taken against such radiation are the same irrespective of the purposes for which the radio-active isotopes or irradiating apparatus are being used. 5. Scope of Council's work In the past few years much research has been undertaken on the harmful effects of radiation and many publications on the subject have become available. A number of international agencies have also considered the problems caused by radiation and details of their work, and of the relevant publications, are given in Appendix 2. In view of this, it was clear that it would be unnecessary for the Council to undertake any research on the effects of radiation since the work of these international agencies and other authoritative bodies could be accepted for the Council's purposes. In these circumstances the major questions for determination by the Council were the minimum safety standards which should be established and the nature of the controls over the uses of radio-active substances and irradiating apparatus necessary to ensure that these standards are attained. 6. Nature of radiation effectsen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherStationery Officeen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPren_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries5230en_GB
dc.subjectRADIATIONen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH POLICYen_GB
dc.titleReport of the Radioactive Consultative Council established by the Minister for Health under the Health Act, 1947en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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