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Since its inception, UNSCEAR has issued over 25 major publications. These reports are highly regarded as principal sources of authoritative information.

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Developments since the 2013 UNSCEAR Report on the levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the nuclear accident following the great east-Japan earthquake and tsunami

The 2016 White Paper to guide the Scientific Committee's future programme of work (available in English and Japanese)

2016 White Paper
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東日本大震災後の原子力事故による放射線被ばくのレベルと影響に関するUNSCEAR 2013年報告書刊行後の進展

国連科学委員会による今後の作業計画を指し示す 2016年白書 (英語版及び日本語版が利用可能)

2016 White Paper
Japanese
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Developments since the 2013 UNSCEAR Report on the levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the nuclear accident following the great east-Japan earthquake and tsunami

The 2015 White Paper to guide the Scientific Committee's future programme of work (available in English and Japanese).

2015 White Paper
English
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東日本大震災後の原子力事故による放射線被ばくのレベルと影響に関するUNSCEAR 2013年報告書刊行後の進展

国連科学委員会による今後の作業計画を指し示す 2015年白書 (英語版及び日本語版が利用可能)

2015 White Paper
Japanese
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UNSCEAR 2013 Report: "Sources, effects and risks of ionizing radiation"

Volume I comprises the main text of the 2013 Report to the General Assembly (A/68/46) and one scientific annex:

  • Annex A - Levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the nuclear accident after the 2011 great east-Japan earthquake and tsunami *)

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2013 Report Vol. I

English

Japanese

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UNSCEAR 2013 Report: "Sources, effects and risks of ionizing radiation"

Volume II comprises one scientific annex:

  • Annex B - Effects of radiation exposure of children

2013 Report Vol. II

English

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Biological mechanisms of radiation actions at low doses

The 2012 White Paper to guide the Scientific Committee's future programme of work.

2012 White Paper
English
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UNSCEAR 2012 Report: "Sources, effects and risks of ionizing radiation"

The UNSCEAR 2012 Report comprises the main text of the 2012 report to the General Assembly (A/67/46) and a scientific report.

  • Annex A - Attributing health effects to ionizing radiation exposure and inferring risks
  • Annex B - Uncertainties in risk estimates for radiation-induced cancer

2012 Report

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UNSCEAR 2010 Report: "Summary of low-dose radiation effects on health"

The UNSCEAR 2010 Report comprises the main text of the 2010 report to the General Assembly (A/65/46) and a scientific report.

2010 Report

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UNSCEAR 2008 Report: "Sources and effects of ionizing radiation"

Volume I comprises the main text of the 2008 report to the General Assembly (A/63/46) and 2 scientific annexes:

  • Annex A - Medical radiation exposures; and
  • Annex B - Exposures of the public and workers from various sources of radiation.

2008 Report Vol. I

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UNSCEAR 2008 Report: "Sources and effects of ionizing radiation"

Volume II comprises the remaining 3 scientific annexes:

  • Annex C - Radiation exposures in accidents;
  • Annex D - Health effects due to radiation from the Chernobyl accident *); and
  • Annex E - Effects of ionizing radiation on non-human biota.

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2008 Report Vol. II

English

Russian

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UNSCEAR 2006 Report: "Effects of ionizing radiation"

Volume I comprises the main text of the 2006 report to the General Assembly (A/61/46 + Corr) and 2 scientific annexes:

  • Annex A - Epidemiological studies of radiation and cancer; and
  • Annex B - Epidemiological evaluation of cardiovascular disease and other non-cancer diseases following radiation exposure.

2006 Report Vol. I

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UNSCEAR 2006 Report: "Effects of ionizing radiation"

Volume II comprises the remaining 3 scientific annexes:

  • Annex C - Non-targeted and delayed effects of exposure to ionizing radiation;
  • Annex D - Effects of ionizing radiation on the immune system; and
  • Annex E - Sources-to-effects assessment for radon in homes and workplaces.

2006 Report Vol. II

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UNSCEAR 2001 Report

The UNSCEAR 2001 Report comprises the main text of the 2001 report to the General Assembly (A/56/46) and a scientific annex.

  • Annex A - Hereditary effects of radiation

2001 Report

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UNSCEAR 2000 Report

Volume I comprises the main text of the 2000 report to the General Assembly (A/55/46) and 5 scientific annexes:

  • Annex A - Dose assessment methodologies
  • Annex B - Exposures from natural radiation sources
  • Annex C - Exposures to the public from man-made sources of radiation
  • Annex D - Medical radiation exposures
  • Annex E - Occupational radiation exposures

2000 Report Vol. I

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UNSCEAR 2000 Report

Volume II comprises the remaining 5 scientific annexes:

  • Annex F - DNA repair and mutagenesis
  • Annex G - Biological effects at low radiation doses
  • Annex H - Combined effects of radiation and other agents
  • Annex I - Epidemiological evaluation of radiation-induced cancer
  • Annex J - Exposures and effects of the Chernobyl accident

2000 Report Vol. II

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UNSCEAR 1996 Report: "Sources and effects of ionizing radiation"

The UNSCEAR 1996 Report comprises the main text of the 1996 report to the General Assembly (A/51/46) and a scientific annex.

  • Annex A - Effects of radiation on the environment

1996 Report

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UNSCEAR 1994 Report: "Sources and effects of ionizing radiation"

The UNSCEAR 1994 Report comprises the main text of the 1994 report to the General Assembly (A/49/46) and 2 scientific annexes:

  • Annex A - Epidemiological studies of radiation carcinogenesis
  • Annex B - Adaptive responses to radiation in cells and organisms

1994 Report

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UNSCEAR 1993 Report: "Sources, effects and risks of ionizing radiation"

The UNSCEAR 1993 Report comprises the main text of the 1994 report to the General Assembly (A/48/46) and 9 scientific annexes:

  • Annex A - Exposures from natural sources of radiation
  • Annex B - Exposures from man-made sources of radiation
  • Annex C - Medical radiation exposures
  • Annex D - Occupational radiation exposures
  • Annex E - Mechanisms of radiation oncogenesis
  • Annex F - Influence of dose and dose rate on stochastic effects of radiation
  • Annex G - Hereditary effects of radiation
  • Annex H - Radiation effects of the developing human brain
  • Annex I - Late deterministic effects in children

1993 Report

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UNSCEAR 1988 Report: "Sources, effects and risks of ionizing radiation"

The UNSCEAR 1988 Report comprises the main text of the 1988 report to the General Assembly (A/43/45) and 7 scientific annexes:

  • Annex A - Exposures from natural sources of radiation
  • Annex B - Exposures from nuclear power production
  • Annex C - Exposures from medical uses of radiation
  • Annex D - Exposures from the Chernobyl accident
  • Annex E - Genetic hazards
  • Annex F - Radiation carcinogenesis in man
  • Annex G - Early effects in man of high doses of radiation and Appendix: Acute radiation effects in victims of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident

1988 Report

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UNSCEAR 1986 Report: "Genetic and somatic effects of ionizing radiation"

The UNSCEAR 1986 Report comprises the main text of the 1986 report to the General Assembly (A/41/16) and 3 scientific annexes:

  • Annex A - Genetic effects of radiation
  • Annex B - Dose-response relationships for radiation-induced cancer
  • Annex C - Biological effects of pre-natal irradiation

1986 Report

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UNSCEAR 1982 Report: "Ionizing radiation: sources and biological effects"

The UNSCEAR 1982 Report comprises the main text of the 1982 report to the General Assembly (A/37/45) and 12 scientific annexes:

  • Annex A - Dose assessment models
  • Annex B - Exposures to natural radiation sources
  • Annex C - Technologically modified exposures to natural radiation
  • Annex D - Exposures to radon and thoron and their decay products
  • Annex E - Exposures resulting from nuclear explosions
  • Annex F - Exposures resulting from nuclear power production
  • Annex G - Medical exposures
  • Annex H - Occupational exposures
  • Annex I - Genetic effects of radiation
  • Annex J - Non-stochastic effects of irradiation
  • Annex K - Radiation-induced life shortening
  • Annex L - Biological effects of radiation in combination with other physical, chemical or biological agents

1982 Report

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UNSCEAR 1977 Report: " Sources and effects of ionizing radiation"

The UNSCEAR 1977 Report comprises the main text of the 1977 report to the General Assembly (A/32/40) and 10 scientific annexes:

  • Annex A - Concepts and quantities in the assessment of human exposures
  • Annex B - Natural sources of radiation
  • Annex C - Radioactive contamination due to nuclear explosions
  • Annex D - Radioactive contamination due to nuclear power production
  • Annex E - Doses from occupational exposure
  • Annex F - Medical irradiation
  • Annex G - Radiation carcinogenesis in man
  • Annex H - Genetic effects of radiation
  • Annex I - Experimental radiation carcinogenesis
  • Annex J - Developmental effects of irradiation in utero

1977 Report

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UNSCEAR 1972 Report

Volume I comprises the main text of the 1972 report to the General Assembly (A/8725) and 4 scientific annexes:

  • Annex A - Environmental radiation
  • Annex B - Doses from medical irradiation
  • Annex C - Doses from occupational exposure
  • Annex D - Miscellaneous sources of ionizing radiation

1972 Report Vol. I

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UNSCEAR 1972 Report

Volume II comprises the remaining 5 scientific annexes:

  • Annex E - Genetic effects of ionizing radiation
  • Annex F - Effects of radiation on the immune response
  • Annex G - Experimental induction of neoplasms by radiation
  • Annex H - Radiation carcinogenesis in man

1972 Report Vol. II

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UNSCEAR 1969 Report: "Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the effects of atomic radiation"

The UNSCEAR 1969 Report comprises the main text of the 1969 report to the General Assembly (A/7613 + Corr.) and 5 scientific annexes:

  • Annex A - Concepts and quantities in the assessment of human exposures
  • Annex B - Natural sources of radiation
  • Annex C - Radioactive contamination due to nuclear explosions
  • Annex D - Radioactive contamination due to nuclear power production
  • Annex E - Doses from occupational exposure

1969 Report

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UNSCEAR 1966 Report: "Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the effects of atomic radiation"

The UNSCEAR 1966 Report comprises the main text of the 1966 report to the General Assembly (A/6314 + Corr.) and 4 scientific annexes:

  • Annex A - Radiation from natural sources
  • Annex B - Environmental contamination
  • Annex C - The genetic risks of ionizing radiation
  • Annex D - List of reports received by the Committee

1966 Report

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UNSCEAR 1964 Report: "Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the effects of atomic radiation"

The UNSCEAR 1964 Report comprises the main text of the 1964 report to the General Assembly (A/5814) and 3 scientific annexes:

  • Annex A - Radio-active contamination of the environment by nuclear tests
  • Annex B - Radiation carcinogenesis in man
  • Annex C - List of reports received by the Committee

1964 Report

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UNSCEAR 1962 Report: "Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the effects of atomic radiation"

The UNSCEAR 1962 Report comprises the main text of the 1962 report to the General Assembly (A/5216) and 11 scientific annexes:

  • Annex A - Definitions of quantities, units and symbols
  • Annex B - Fundamental radio-biology
  • Annex C - The hereditary effects of radiation
  • Annex D - Somatic effects of radiation
  • Annex E - Radiation from natural sources
  • Annex F - Environmental contamination
  • Annex G - Medical, occupational and other exposures
  • Annex H - Comparison of doses and estimates of risks
  • Annex I - List of offers to assist with measurements of samples
  • Annex J - List of reports submitted to the Committee
  • Annex K - Letter sent at the request of the Committee by its Secretary to State Members of the United Nations and members of the specialized agencies and of the IAEA on 7 April 1960

1962 Report

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UNSCEAR 1958 Report: "Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the effects of atomic radiation"

The UNSCEAR 1958 Report comprises the main text of the 1958 report to the General Assembly (A/3838 + Corr.) and 9 scientific annexes:

  • Annex A - Definitions of quantities, units and symbols
  • Annex B - Radiation from natural sources
  • Annex C - Man-made sources (other than environmental contamination)
  • Annex D - Environmental contamination
  • Annex E - Methods of measurement
  • Annex F - Fundamental radiobiology
  • Annex G - Mammalian somatic effects
  • Annex H - The genetic effects of radiation
  • Annex I - List of reports submitted to the Committee

1958 Report

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