Radiation Effects Research Foundation

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Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF)

an organization that studies the long-term effects of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II on survivors. The RERF has focused on the incidence of leukemia, which reached a plateau around 1950 before beginning to decline, and has examined the varied effects related to the different types of radiation produced by the two bombs, one fueled with uranium and the other with plutonium. The RERF is the successor to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission.
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Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation and is the first American to be named chairman of the institute since its predecessor, the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, transformed itself into RERF in 1975.
New findings by RERF will be taken into account by the International Commission for Radiological Protection, which sets worldwide radiation protection standards for patients, radiation workers and the general population.
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Mendelsohn has served for two years at RERF and was formerly chairman of its Scientific Council.