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Current Status of Living Radiation and Countermeasures



The ‘Radon bed scandal’ that has recently caused is a hot potato in our society but we haven't found the right solution yet.




Radon is a typical radioactive decay product, but we are in a situation where everyone is at risk for radiation. Seoul YWCA had a lecture to know what the radiation is in our everyday life. In the lecture, Instructor Hye Jung Kim focused on ion products, cell phones, and medical radiation problems.

She started her lecture by mentioning the Radon bed scandal. Put simply, Using Radon bed make people exposed to radiation continuously while sleeping in bed without notice. The most miserable thing is that Radon bed has received more than 10 government certificates because they are known as an eco-friendly bed which is not true. In fact, it was a terrible product that caused a cancer.




The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is advising us to throw ion products away from you. Do you know that cell phones also have radiation? Studies show that cell phones cause brain cancers, heart, and other cancers. If an adult uses a cell phone for more than 30 minutes a day, the risk of brain cancer doubles.

For the last session in the lecture, we dealt with the harm of medical radiation such as X-rays and CT scans. If it is unnecessary, do not have immoderate scans.
The more you get scans, the more you are exposed to radiation.

If you once are exposed, it is impossible to get rid of them for a long time. That’s how important you have to avoid exposure as much as possible.

Seoul YWCA hopes you to live a healthier and safer life. : D



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Welcoming Ms.Chantanee Molee!

Seoul YWCA had a special guest to its office on the 2nd of November. Ms. Chantanee Molee, the Secretary General of the National YWCA of Thailand. Although she visited South Korea for travel with her college alumni during personal vacation, she kindly made time to visit us and had luncheon with Finance Committee including the President, Ms.Cho and Secretary General, Ms.Yang.



Ms.Chantanee also stopped by the National YWCA of Korea to see her old-friend Ms.Yoo who is the Secretary General. Ms.Chantanee got informed regarding current programs of YWCA in Korea and take a short tour to Seoul YWCA building.

Seoul YWCA was really happy to see her in our office, and will continue the close relationship between two Y.

Seoul YWCA news

Bongcheon Social Welfare center opened a "Youth volunteering school" during Aug 8th~11th.  It delivered basic understanding of volunteering, ICT skills for seniors, planning skills for community festivals which contribute to community development. 


Nowon women's development center hosted partner corporation meeting on July 8th. The 17 CEO of the partner companies and HR managers got together and discussed in-depth employment network and evaluate Nowon's service for job-seekers. Nowon will strengthen the relationship with the partners and expand stable working places for the people use the Nowon's services.





YWCA news in July&Agust

Gender equality education Boncheon Social Service Center carried out gender equailty education five times from May 14th to June 14th. The participants were the staffs and managers from child care institutes, and they learned basic gender equality concepts, gender discrimination case studies, teaching method for children. They realized the importance of gender equality and promised to actively raise awareness at workplace. Campaign for International day of domestic workersWomen's Capacity Building Department did a campaign for International day of domestic workers on the June 16th. International Labor Organization voted for an international treaty to guarantee the basic rights of domestic workers. Seoul YWCA pledged to make our voices strong and loud to demand our government to review national laws and practices and reform them into line with the Convention and its accompanying recommendations.
Consumer and Environment Department went to Young Hwa elementary school to provide up-cycl…