Ionizing Radiation

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Jul 26, 2018
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Respiratory Protection Handbook

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2018-166/default.html

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) establish performance and design standards for respiratory protective devices (RPDs) to protect against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) hazards and toxic industrial chemicals. This is the most recent document (July 2018).

Source: NIOSH

Jan 24, 2017
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

http://www.nrc.gov

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Source: http://www.nrc.gov

Jan 24, 2017
Radon and Public Health

http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/HealthyNeighborhoods/RadonGas/Pages/index.aspx

Through our webpages, you can learn about radon. Read our Frequently Asked Questions about radon below.

Source: Oregon Public Health

Jan 24, 2017
Indoor Air – Radon

http://www.epa.gov/radon/

This is the Environmental Protection Agency’s topic page on Radon with access to top stories, risk assessment, testing and more.

Source: EPA

Jan 24, 2017
WHO handbook on indoor radon - a public health perspective

http://www.who.int/ionizing_radiation/env/radon/en/index1.html

The handbook book focuses on residential radon exposure from a public health point of view and provides detailed recommendations on reducing health risks from radon and sound policy options for preventing and mitigating radon exposure.

Source: WHO

Jan 24, 2017
Medline Plus: Radiation Exposure

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/radiationexposure.html

Links from Medline to topics on radiation exposure including latest news, overviews, treatment, prevention/screening, specific conditions and more.

Source: MEDLINE

Jan 24, 2017
Possible Health Effects of Radiation Exposure on Unborn Babies (PDF)

https://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/prenatal.asp

Radiation Emergencies: Health Information for Specific Groups - pregnancy and nursing mothers.

Source: CDC

Jan 24, 2017
CCOHS Radiation – Quantities and Units of Ionizing Radiation

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/phys_agents/ionizing.html

This site provides definitions and examples of ionizing radiation, units of measurement and limits of exposure for radiation.

Source: CCOHS

Jan 24, 2017
Ionizing Radiation Home Page - World Health Organization

http://www.who.int/ionizing_radiation/en/

The Radiation and Environmental Health Program within the WHO’s Sustainable and Development and Healthy Environments Cluster, evaluates health risks and public health issues related to environmental and occupational radiation exposure.

Source: WHO

Jan 24, 2017
EPA Radiation Protection Home Page

http://www.epa.gov/radiation/

EPA protects human health and the environment from unnecessary exposure to radiation by setting protective limits, providing technical advice, and preparing for and responding to radiological emergencies.

Source: EPA