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About radiation: Sources of radiation, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation

Nov 21, 2019 ...About radiation Radiation can be classified as ionizing or non-ionizing. Ionizing radiation has sufficient energy to remove electrons from atoms or molecules. Radiation that has enough energy to move or vibrate atoms, but not enough to remove electrons, is called non-ionizing radiation. On this page: Sources of radiation Ionizing radiation Non-ionizing

Ultraviolet radiation

Oct 29, 2019 ...Ultraviolet radiation Ultraviolet (UV) radiation comes from natural sources (like the sun), and artificial sources (like black lights, welding equipment, lasers, and tanning equipment). On this page: Sunlight and radiation Electromagnetic radiation spectrum Types of UV radiation Factors that affect ultraviolet levels The ozone layer How the Government

Understanding radiation

Oct 15, 2019 ...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

Environmental radiation

Oct 29, 2019 ...Environmental radiation We are constantly exposed to small amounts of radiation from the environment as we carry out our normal daily activities. Environmental radiation comes from the sky, the earth, and the air we breathe and can be categorized as natural or artificial. On this page: Natural radioactive sources Artificial (or man-made) radioactive sources

Occupational radiation exposure and radiation regulations

Sep 3, 2019 ...Occupational radiation exposure and radiation regulations Learn how Health Canada protects you against unsafe levels of radiation given off from some devices. Services and information About occupational exposure to radiation Health risks, background, minimizing risk, exposure pathways Radiation regulations Radiation Emitting Devices Act, Radiation Emitting

Types and sources of radiation

Oct 30, 2019 ...Types and sources of radiation Find information on the types of radiation that surrounds us. Services and information Electric and magnetic fields Power lines, appliances, electrical, exposure, health risks from power lines Noise (acoustical radiation) Health effects from noise, protection against unwanted noise, protect hearing, noise annoyance Ultraviolet

Radiation and your health

Sep 4, 2019 ...Radiation and your health Information on radiation, its uses, health effects and safety standards. Most requested Radiation safety codes Radiation guidelines Contributors Health Canada Transport Canada Public Safety Canada Global Affairs Canada Natural Resources Canada Royal Canadian Mounted Police Canadian Food Inspection Agency National Research Council

Radiation from air travel

Oct 29, 2019 ...Radiation from air travel Cosmic radiation consists of energetic charged particles, such as protons and Helium ions, moving through space. They originate from events beyond our solar system and from the sun. By the time cosmic radiation reaches the ground its intensity has been considerably reduced. On this page: Health risks Health risks for unborn child

Everyday things that emit radiation

Oct 28, 2019 ...Everyday things that emit radiation Learn about common products and devices that give off radiation. Services and information Hand-held lasers and laser pointers Lasers, laser pointers, milliwatt, mW, hand-held, laser classifications, laser injury, toy lasers, battery-powered laser, laser diode, importing lasers, selling lasers, restricted lasers, use

Radiation Protection Bureau

Sep 5, 2019 ...Radiation Protection Bureau The Radiation Protection Bureau is responsible for delivering Health Canada’s environmental and occupational radiation protection program. On this page: What we do Radiation Surveillance Division Radiation Health Assessment Division Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response Division National Dosimetry Services Federal

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