Results of the 67-th session of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of the Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)

Akleyev AV1,2, Azizova TV3, Ivanov VK4, Karpikova LA5, Kiselev SM6, Melikhova EM7, Romanov SA3, Fesenko SV8, Shinkarev SM6
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1 Ural Research Center for Radiation Medicine, Chelyabinsk, Russia

2 Chelyabinsk State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia

3 Southern Urals Biophysics Institute of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency of Russia, Ozyorsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia

4 A. Tsyb Medical Radiological Research Center — branch of the National Medical Research Radiological Center of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Obninsk, Russia

5 Federal Medical and Biological Agency, Moscow, Russia

6 Burnazyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency, Moscow, Russia

7 Nuclear Safety Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

8 Russian Institute of Radiology and Agroecology, Obninsk, Russia

Correspondence should be addressed: Alexander V. Akleyev
Vorovsky, 68 A, Chelyabinsk, 454141; ur.mrcru@veyelka

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Acknowledgements: the authors acknowledge the members of the Russian delegation: S. G. Mikheenko, R. M. Takhouov and V. Yu. Usoltsev for participating in the 67th UNSCEAR Session, and also the URCRM employees: N. S. Kotova and A. Yu. Garbuzova for their assistance in preparation to the UNSCEAR Session.

Author contribution: all the authors equally contributed to the preparation of the manuscript.

Received: 2020-12-08 Accepted: 2021-01-30 Published online: 2021-01-30

The 67-th Session of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of the Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) took place in the form of videoconferences during 2-6 November 2020. Within the framework of the meetings of the Working group and subgroups the documents of the following projects were discussed: R.741 «Evaluation of medical exposure to ionizing radiation»; R.742 «Levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station: implications of information published since the UNSCEAR 2013 report»; R.743 «Biological mechanisms relevant for the inference of cancer risks from lowdose and low dose rate radiation»; R.744 «Evaluation of occupational exposure to ionizing radiation»; R.745 «Second primary cancer after radiotherapy»; R.746 «Epidemiological studies of radiation and cancer»; R.747 «Evaluation of public exposures to ionizing radiation from natural and man-made sources»; Project 67/7 «Implementation of the Committee's strategy to improve collection, analysis and dissemination of data on radiation exposure». The Committee also discussed the future research program (2020–2024); report to the UN General Assembly; public outreach activity including the strategy for the period 2020–2024.

Keywords: epidemiology, 67th UNSCEAR Session, low doses, biological effects, medical exposure, occupational exposure