Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2014. Vol. 59. No. 5. P. 74-82


A.V. Akleyev1, T.V. Azizova2, R.M. Aleksakhin3, V.K. Ivanov4, A.N. Koterov5, I.I. Kryshev6, S.G. Mikheyenko7, A.V. Rachkov8, S.A. Romanov2, A.V. Sazhin5, S.M. Shinkarev5

Results of the 61st Session of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) (Vienna, 21–25 July, 2014)

1. Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine of FMBA, Chelyabinsk, Russia. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 2. Southern Urals Biophysics Institute FMBA, Ozyorsk, Chelyabinsk Region, Russia; 3. Russian Institute of Radiology and Agroecology, Obninsk; 4. Medical Radiological Research Center, Obninsk, Russia; 5. A.I. Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center of FMBA Moscow, Russia; 6. RPA “Typhoon” of Roshydromet, Obninsk, Russia; 7. Russian Federation National Nuclear Corporation “ROSATOM”, Moscow, Russia; 8. Russian Federal Nuclear Center — Russian Research Institute for Experimental Physics, Moscow, Russia


Current paper is devoted to the major results of the work of the 61st Session of the UNSCEAR that was held in Vienna 21–25 July, 2014. Within the framework of the meeting of the Work group and subgroups the documents on the following projects were discussed:

– Methodology for estimating human exposures due to radioactive discharges;

– Radiation exposures from electricity generation;

– Biological effects of selected internal emitters;

– Epidemiology of low-dose-rate exposures of the public to natural and artificial environmental sources of radiation;

– Development of an evaluation of medical exposures.

In the course of the discussion some organizational issues such as the status of UNSCEAR publications, governing principles of the Committee’s activities, the structure of the UNSCEAR Executive, public affairs, future research program, report to the General Assembly and etc., were considered.

Key words: 61-st UNSCEAR Session, exposure dose, radioactive discharges, electricity generation, biological effects, epidemiology, medical exposure, environment