European Committee on Radiation Risk

The European Committee on Radiation Risk (ECRR) is a committee set up in 1997 by the European Green Party, (including Green Party MEPs) to discuss the contents of the European [http://europa.eu.int/comm/energy/nuclear/radioprotection/doc/legislation/9629_en.pdf Directive 96/29/EURATOM] which sets out the basic standards regarding radiation protection in the European Union. The group includes several prominent critics of the dominant view of radiation risk such as articulated by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR). The Committee is entirely independent.

Dr Alice Stewart, one of the first scientists to study the health effects of low doses of radiation, was the first Chair of the ECRR. The Chair of the Scientific Committee is Professor Inge Schmitz-Feuerhake.

The Committee has published two works, the ECRR 2003 "Recommendations of the European Committee on Radiation Risk: Health Effects of Ionising Radiation Exposure at Low Doses for Radiation Protection Purposes. Regulators' Edition"; and ECRR "Chernobyl 20 Years On: the Health Effects of the Chernobyl Accident".

External links

* [http://www.euradcom.org www.euradcom.org] European Committee on Radiation Risk
* [http://www.euradcom.org/2003/execsumm.htm Executive Summary of ECRR's findings]

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