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Contact: NIR Section President

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Hello NIR Section Members!

As stated in our bylaws, the primary objectives of the Section shall be to:
  • Develop Society Position Papers and or Fact Sheets on a wide variety of topics ranging from UV exposure to smart meters.
  • Sponsor technical sessions during annual meetings to share information and increase the overall working knowledge of other HPS members.
  • Support the HPS "ask the Expert" function to enable the HPS to continue to respond to the needs of the public for information about nonionizing radiation protection.
  • Maintain a web page that is resource driven and can guide people to finding the latest information on a given topic.
  • Serve as the focal point for the HPS on non-ionizing topics.
A final smart meter position paper will be approved during the 2015 Annual HPS meeting.

Section President Andrew Thatcher

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News & Announcements:

The Nonionizing Radiation (NIR) section is hosting a half day topical session during the upcoming HPS annual meeting in Indianapolis on Tuesday morning. The session will host a number of invited speakers on the following topics:
  • Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields Generated by Wireless Telephones - Is there a Risk to Human Health?
  • Electric Pulse Manipulation of Biological Cells: From Theory to Applications
  • A comparison of radiofrequency safety standards and guidelines at frequencies above 1 GHz; inconsistencies and gaps
  • Ethics and the Electrically Hypersensitive Individual
  • Are there Age Related Differences in Exposure to Radiofrequency Energy?
  • Effects of Laser Illuminations of Aircraft
  • UV and IR Radiation: Standards, Measurement & Common Issues
The keynote speaker for the session is Dr. David McCormick of the IIT Research Institute. Dr. McCormick's group at IIT is currently nearing completion of the largest animal study to date on RF exposures. Dr. McCormick will review recent studies on effects of long term exposure of animals to RF radiation. We encourage everyone to mark their calendars for a very informative session.

The NIR section will hold its annual section meeting on Tuesday afternoon at 4:30.