Radiation and your health

Information on radiation, its uses, health effects and safety standards.

Services and information

About radiation

Information on different types and sources of radiation and their health effects, including ultraviolet and ionizing.

Environmental radiation

Get facts on the different kinds of radiation in the environment and their sources.

Occupational radiation

Learn the ways Canadians can be exposed to radiation in the workplace. Also find out how exposure is monitored.

Ultraviolet radiation

Know the different sources of ultraviolet radiation and the related risks and benefits to your health.

Noise and your health

Explore how noise is a form of radiation. Learn about sources, health effects and ways to protect yourself from exposure.


Information on radon, its potential health risks and how to test for it in your home.

Radiation-emitting devices and products

Learn about the safe use of common products and devices that give off radiation. Also find out how radiation is used to diagnose and treat illness.

National dosimetry services

Access services to monitor your workplace radiation exposure.

Radiation measurement services

Learn about programs to measure radiation in Canada. Find out how they protect Canadians.

Radiation safety data sheets

Know the substances that give off radiation, their exposure limits, detection methods and risk prevention measures.

Radiation safety codes

Access safety codes for different radiation-emitting devices and equipment in Canada.

Food irradiation

Understand food irradiation and why it is used to make food safer. Also learn how you can tell if food has been irradiated.

What we are doing


Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: