Background on Radiation and Material

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Legislation and Reports

Uses of Radioactive Material

Medical, Industrial, and Academic Uses of Nuclear Material. Definitions, questions and answers, and more.

Byproduct Material page. Definition and regulation.

Backgrounder on Byproduct Material. More on the categories, uses, and their regulation.

Radiation Safety

Radiation Protection. Expanded definition of radiation, description of sources, health effects, frequently asked questions, and information for radiation workers.

Radiation Protection (Environmental Protection Agency). Understanding radiation, awareness, health, glossary, and more.

Fact Sheet on Biological Effects of Radiation

Health Physics Society. Definitions, Ask the experts (Radiation Q&A), and more…

To learn more about uses of material, see our Medical, Industrial, and Academic Uses of Nuclear Materials web page.

Radiological Emergencies

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