Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2019. Vol. 64. No. 5. P. 81–88

DOI: 10.12737/1024-6177-2019-64-5-81-88

V.V. Uyba1, A.V. Akleyev2,3, T.V. Azizova4, V.K. Ivanov5, L.A. Karpikova1, S.M. Kiselev6, S.G. Mikheyenko7, S.A. Romanov4, R.M. Takhauov8,9, V.Yu. Usoltsev7, S.M. Shinkarev6

Results of the 66-th Session of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of the Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) (Vienna, 10–14 June, 2019)

1. Federal Medical and Biological Agency of Russia, Moscow, Russia;
2. Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine, Chelyabinsk, Russia. Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ;
3. Chelyabinsk State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia;
4. Southern Urals Biophysics Institute, Ozyorsk, Chelyabinsk Region, Russia;
5. A.F. Tsyb Medical Radiological Research Center, Obninsk, Russia;
6. A.I. Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center, Moscow, Russia;
7. State Atomic Energy Corporation “ROSATOM”, Moscow, Russia;
8. Seversk Biophysical Research Center, Seversk, Russia;
9. Siberian State Medical University, Tomsk, Russia

V.V. Uyba – Head of the Medical and Biological Agency, Dr. Sci. Med., Prof.;
A.V. Akleyev – Director, Dr. Sci. Med., Prof.;
T.V. Azizova – Deputy Director, PhD Med.;
V.K. Ivanov – Deputy Director, Dr. Sci. Tech., Prof., Corr. Member of RAS;
L.A. Karpikova – Head of Dep.; S.M. Kiselev – Head of Lab., PhD Biol.;
S.G. Mikheyenko – Section Head of State Atomic Energy Corporation “ROSATOM”, PhD Phys.-Math.;
S.A. Romanov – Director, PhD Biol.;
R.M. Takhauov – Director, Dr. Sci. Med., Prof.;
V.Yu. Usoltsev – Chief Specialist;
S.M. Shinkarev – Head of Dep., Dr. Sci. Tech.


The current paper is devoted to the outcomes of the 66-th 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:

  • R.733. Evaluation of selected health effects and inference of risk due to radiation exposure.
  • R.734. Evaluation of medical exposures to ionizing radiation.
  • R.735. Evaluation of occupational exposures to ionizing radiation.
  • R.736. Lung cancer from exposure to radon.
  • R.737. Biological mechanisms relevant for the inference of cancer risks from low-dose radiation.
  • R.738. Levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station: implications of information published since the 2013 UNSCEAR report.
  • R.739. Second primary cancer after radiotherapy.
  • R.740. Epidemiological studies of radiation and cancer.

The Committee also discussed: the future research program; report to the UN General Assembly; implementation of a strategy plan to improve collection, analysis and dissemination of data on radiation exposure; public outreach activity including the strategy for the period 2020–2024.

Key words: UNSCEAR, 66-th Session, low doses, biological effects, epidemiology, medical exposure, occupational exposure


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For citation: Uyba VV, Akleyev AV, Azizova TV, Ivanov VK, Karpikova LA, SM Kiselev, SG Mikheyenko, Romanov SA, Takhauov RM, Usoltsev VYu, Shinkarev SM. Results of the 66-th Session of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of the Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) (Vienna, 10–14 June, 2019). Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2019;64(5):81-8. (in Russian).

DOI: 10.12737/1024-6177-2019-64-5-81-88

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