House of Representatives Committees

House Standing Committee on Environment, Recreation and the Arts

Inquiry into the use of ionising radiation


On 1 December 1988, the Standing Committee on Environment, Recreation and the Arts tabled its report entitled Use of ionising radiation.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 8 chapters and 8 appendices.

Use of ionising radiation

Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 5 (PDF 5083KB)
Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, List of Abbreviations, Contents, List of Recommendations

Ch1: Introduction

Ch2: Use of ionising radiation
Ch3: Food irradiation
Ch4: Assessment of food irradiation
Ch5: Food safety

Part B: Chapter 6 to Appendix 8 (end) (PDF 5695KB)

Ch6: Nutrition
Ch7: Radiological and ennvironmental safety
Ch8: Food irradiation regulations

Appendix 1: List of witnesses
Appendix 2: Induced radioactivity
Appendix 3: Alternatives to food irradiation
Appendix 4: An Analysis of the Safety of Food Irradiation: Genetic Effects - report by advisers to the committee
Appendix 5: Botulism risk
Appendix 6: Radiation Safety - report by adviser to the committee
Appendix 7: Safety concerns at Steritech Plant
Appendix 8: NH&MRC Model Food Standards Regulation S3 - Irradiation of Food

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