Atomic radiation body: 60 years evaluating "what's good and what's bad"

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Radiation can be classified into ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, according to the effects it produces on matter. File Photo: IAEA/PhotoDisk

After years spent being the sole global authority, the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), has evolved into deciding "what's good and what's bad" in a crowded field.

That's according to UNSCEAR's Secretary, Malcolm Crick, as the committee celebrates its 60th year.

The Committee reports to the General Assembly and is distinct from the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Deganit Perez asked Mr Crick to describe the Committee's role in more detail.

Duration: 3'31"

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