Understanding radiation

Radiation is energy that comes from a source and travels through material or space. Every day, Canadians come in contact with radiation in both their living and work environments.

Services and information

About radiation

Sources of radiation, ionizing radiation, non-ionizing radiation, types of radiation.

Health effects of radiation

Radiation exposure, health effects of ionizing radiation, health effects of non-ionizing radiation, radiation and cancer.

Exposure to radiation

Dose assessment, radiation dose terminology, radiation exposure limits, radiation dose limits, Health Canada's role.

Radiation measurement

Fixed Point Surveillance Network (FPS), Canadian Radiological Monitoring Network (CRMN), Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Monitoring Network, European Radiological Data Exchange Platform (EURDEP).

Types and sources of radiation

Electric and magnetic fields (EMF) at extremely low frequencies, noise (acoustical radiation), ultraviolet, radiofrequency fields, radiation from air travel, x-rays, environmental radiation.

Federal, Provincial, Territorial Radiation Protection Committee (FPTRPC)

About, mission, mandate, roles of delegates, FPTRPC 3 year business plan (2017 - 2020), partners and stakeholders, guidelines, statements, supported items, contact your FPTRPC member.


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