Project aims and objectives
Develop a plan to update and expand 4th edition of the Radiofrequency RadiationDosimetry Handbook: The last edition of the Radiofrequency Radiation Handbook waspublished in 1986. Advances in technologies have enhanced the capability to measureand predict energy absorption during exposures to RF electromagnetic fields. Also, theglobal reach of the Internet make it possible for the next version of the document to bewidely available in an enhanced electronic form in addition to a traditional paper version.2.
Recruit international scientists and engineers to serve as project leaders and contributorsto the new handbook: Understanding energy absorption during exposure toelectromagnetic fields requires a team approach. Physicists, engineers, biologists,physiologists, and health physicists will be recruited to write the chapters essential for anintegrated Dosimetry Handbook. As an open document, contributions from many sourcesare welcomed, but its structure and validity will be ensured by the project leaders.3.
Establish an Internet presence for International EMF Dosimetry project: By employing anopen international forum, the Internet, the project should proceed more rapidly, at lesscost, with the results accepted internationally.4.
Develop an open copyright statement that will allow authors of text and software to retainthe copyright to their contributions: this approach will encourage the development of anew handbook that could continually evolve with developing technologies. The ability toretain an open source copyright would encourage software contributions.5.
Develop working relationships with potential dosimetry user societies, including: HealthPhysics Society, International Labour Organisation, WHO and ICNIRP as well as UKnational bodies: The new dosimetry handbook will address the professional needs of individuals responsible for protecting public and occupational health. The new handbookwill be user-friendly from an introductory level up to an advanced research level.
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