Radiation has always been a natural part of our environment. Natural radioactive sources in the soil, water and air contribute to our exposure to ionizing radiation, as well as man-made sources resulting from mining and use of naturally radioactive materials in power generation, nuclear medicine, consumer products, military and industrial applications.
Where does radiation exposure come from?
In this section you find information on our work for protecting people and the environment from harmful and avoidable exposure to radiation:
Related WHO Environmental Sites
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- Dose assessment report: preliminary dose estimation from the nuclear accident after the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami
Health risk assessment report: Preliminary Health Risk Assessment from the nuclear accident after the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami