Medial Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2018. Vol. 63. No. 5. P. 77–88


DOI: 10.12737/article_5bc897fcddd2d8.49109633

Results of the 65th Session of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of the Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) (Vienna, 11–14 June, 2018)

V.V. Uyba1, A.V. Akleyev2,3, T.V. Azizova4, V.K. Ivanov5, D.F. Ilyasov6, L.A. Karpikova1, S.M. Kiselev7, A.I. Kryshev8, S.G. Mikheyenko9, S.A. Romanov4, V.Yu. Usoltsev9, S.M. Shinkarev7

1.Federal Medical and Biological Agency, Moscow, Russia; 2.Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine, Chelyabinsk, Russia; 3. Chelyabinsk State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia ; 4.Southern Urals Biophysics Institute, Ozyorsk, Chelyabinsk reg., Russia ; 5. A.F.Tsyb Medical Radiological Research Center, Obninsk, Russia ; 6. Nuclear Safety Institute, Moscow, Russia; 7. A.I.Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center of FMBA, Moscow, Russia; 8. Research and Production Association “Typhoon”, Obninsk, Russia; 9. State Atomic Energy Corporation “ROSATOM”, Moscow, Russia

V.V.Uyba – Head of the Medical and Biological Agency, Dr. Sc. Med., Prof.; A.V. Akleyev – Director, Dr. Sc. Med., Prof.; T.V. Azizova – Deputy Director, PhD Med.; V.K. Ivanov – Deputy Director, Dr. Sc. Tech., Prof., Corr. Member of RAS; D.F. Ilyasov – Research Worker, PhD Econ.; L.A. Karpikova – Head of Dep.; S.M. Kiselev – Head of Lab., PhD Biol.; A.I. Kryshev – Head of Lab., Dr. Sc. Biol.; S.G.Mikheenko – Section Head of State Atomic Energy Corporation “ROSATOM”; S.A. Romanov – Director, PhD Biol.; V.Yu. Usoltsev – Chief Specialist; S.M. Shinkarev – Head of Dep., Dr. Sc. Tech.


Current paper is devoted to the main outcomes of the 64th UNSCEAR Session which took place in Vienna during 10–14 June 2018. Within the framework of the meetings of the working group and subgroups the documents on the following projects were discussed:

  • Biological mechanisms influencing health effects from low-dose radiation exposure.
  • 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: review of 2016 scientific literature including an evaluation of thyroid cancer data in regions affected by the Chernobyl accident.
  • Exposure of patients to ionizing radiation.
  • Exposure of workers to ionizing radiation.
  • Selected evaluations of health effects and of risk inference due to radiation exposure.
  • Lung cancer from exposure to radon and to penetrating radiation.

In the course of the discussion, some organizational issues such as preparation of UNSCEAR publications, feasibility of establishing standing working groups, public outreach activities, future research program, report to the General Assembly etc., were considered.

Key words: 65th UNSCEAR Session, low doses, biological effects, epidemiology, medical exposure, occupational exposure

For citation: Uyba VV, Akleyev AV, Azizova TV, Ivanov VK, Ilyasov DF, Karpikova LA, Kiselev SM, Kryshev AI, Mikheyenko SG, Romanov SA, Usoltsev VYu, Shinkarev SM. Results of the 65th Session of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of the Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) (Vienna, 11–14 June, 2018). Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2018;63(5):77-88. Russian.

DOI: 10.12737/article_5bc897fcddd2d8.49109633

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