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Health Phys. 2004 Sep;87(3):312-8; discussion 318-9.

Future role of the NCRP in radiation health protection.

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National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 400, Bethesda, MD 20814-3095, USA.


The predecessor organizations of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) were established in 1929 (the U.S. Advisory Committee on X-Ray and Radium Protection) and in 1946 (the National Committee on Radiation Protection and Measurements). In 1964, the NCRP was formally chartered by the U.S. Congress as a national resource for scientific guidance on issues related to radiation measurements and health protection. In this paper the history and scientific contributions of NCRP are reviewed, followed by a discussion of its evolving mission and future scientific goals.

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