Fifteenth session


Public Health Aspects of Protection Against Ionizing Radiation

         The Regional Committee,

         Having studied the report of the Regional Director on the public health aspects of protection against ionizing radiation, *

  1. RECOGNIZES that with the increasing use of artificial irradiation for diagnostic and curative purposes, appropriate action must be taken to ensure the adequate protection of both the population at risk and the professional workers themselves;
  2. RECOMMENDS the establishment of national programmes of radiation protection within the framework of the public health services.

* WPR/RC15/9

22 September 1964

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