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Environmental Radiation Fact Sheet

Health Physics Society
Specialists in Radiation Safety
Linnea E. Wahl, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Health Physics Society is a nonprofit scientific professional organization whose mission is excellence in the sci-ence and practice of radiation safety. Formed in 1956, the Society has approximately 5,500 scientists, physicians, en-gineers, lawyers, and other professionals. Activities include encouraging research in radiation science, developing standards, and disseminating radiation safety information.