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Briefing Date:04/27/2005
Topic:Assessment of the Scientific Information for the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Radiation Effects Research
Committee to Assess the Scientific Information
for the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program

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Congressional Briefings
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
412 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 9:00 a.m.
470 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 10:00 a.m.
and
2318 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 1:30 p.m.

on

Assessment of the Scientific Information
for the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program

Requested by Congress in P.L. 107-206, this report assesses the recent biologic, epidemiologic, and related scientific evidence associating radiation exposure with cancers or other impacts on human health. It further makes recommendations to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) regarding: (a) technical assistance to HRSA and its grantees on improving accessibility and quality of medical screening, education, and referral services; b) the most recent scientific information related to radiation exposure and associated cancers or other diseases, with recommendations for improving services for exposed persons; and c) whether other classes of individuals or additional geographic areas should be covered under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) program.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on April 28, 2005 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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