The Project Group associated with this task is set up. A draft was posted here for public consultation. The revision is in its last phase.
ICNIRP's protection philosophy is summarized in a Statement entitled “General approach to protection against non-ionizing radiation” (Health Physics 82 (4):540-548; 2002). Since then ICNIRP organized two workshops related to the topic: ICNIRP Workshop "15 Years On: Reviewing The Past And Looking Forward", 15-16 September 2008, Prag, Czech Republic and the ICNIRP Workshop on Risk Assessment & Terminology, 23-24 November 2009, Salzburg, Austria. In order to now reflect whether the ICNIRP's protection philosophy is still accurate or needs updates the task of revising the statement was decided.
The Project Group associated with this task was set up in 2013. The PG organized jointly with ICRP/IRPA/ILO/WHO a workshop to identify similarities and differences in ionizing and non-ionizing radiation protection principles and possibly develop a reasoned and logically consistent framework across the ionizing and non-ionizing radiation spectrum. The result of the workshop will flow in the statement update. In September 2016, the Project Group formally finalized its task. In accordance with ICNIRP's working procedures, further developments are now being carried out by the Commission.
Project Group Membership (2012-2016): Eric van Rongen (Chair), Rodney Croft, Jukka Juutilainen, Carmela Marino, Rüdiger Matthes, Mats-Olof Mattsson, Chiyoji Ohkubo, René de Sèze, Rianne Stam, Andrew Wood.
Past Activities: ICNIRP/ICRP/ILO/IRPA/WHO Workshop on Radiation Protection Principles
Workshop on Effects of Ultrasound and Infrasound Relevant to Human Health (2005)
Following a WHO/ICNIRP joint Workshop on NIR protection in medicine held on 2 December 2012, ICNIRP plans to draft a statement on intended human exposure to NIR for cosmetic purposes to document the potential health risks of NIR exposure for patients and beauty care workers due to use of NIR cosmetic devices. A Project Group associated with this task is currently drafting a statement.