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Specialists In Radiation Protection

The Columbia Chapter of the Health Physics Society is a professional organization whose members are specialists in radiation safety. For many years radiation has been beneficial to human beings for medical diagnosis and therapy, scientific research, and generating electrical power. However, when used in unsafe ways, radiation can harm people. Care must be taken to properly use radiation and to minimize unnecessary radiation exposures. The health physicist's job is to manage the beneficial use of radiation.

objectives of the Chapter

  • To aid in the work of health physics and the dissemination of information between individuals in this field and related fields.
  • To improve public understanding of the problems and needs in radiation protection.
  • To promote health physics as a profession.
  • To promote within the Chapter's jurisdiction the activities of the Health Physics Society.

What is Health Physics?

CCHPS WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS ITS GRATITUDE FOR THE SUPPORT OF ITS AFFILIATE MEMBERS