This web site is written and maintained by the University of Michigan
student chapter of the Health Physics Society. It includes information
regarding all aspects of radiation safety as well as a very large list of
reference sites covering virtually all aspects of radiation
physics as well as research, professional and educational
Radiation Safety and Exposure to Radiation
Radiation Safety sites
Radiation Exposure sites
Radiation Safety Web Sites
International Nuclear Safety Center Home Page
- The INSC is an international organization dealing primarily with
safety issues involved in updating and disassembling reactors in the old
Soviet Union, although their activities have application to safety issues
for modern reactor development.
U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is the U. S. governmental agency
set up to implement and enforce all aspects of the law pertaining to
radioactivity and its uses. This web site describes the law and public
policy as it pertains to nuclear safety, nuclear reactors, nuclear waste,
and handling of radioactive materials
pages dealing with radiation and radon gas
- EPA regulations regarding operation of radiation facilities and
handling radioactive materials, rules for indoor radon, and other aspects
of radiation protection.
The Radiation and Health Physics Page
The University of Maryland Office of Radiation Safety
- This site provides all applicable rules and regulations for
exposure to and handling of radioactive materials and sources at the
University of Maryland, along with training programs available through the
Radiation Safety department.
The Nuclear Materials Events Database
- The Nuclear Materials Events Database contains an inclusive list of
all occurences in which regulations enforced by the Nclear Regulatory
Commissio were violated. While the information on this site is
interesting and important, it is difficult to access and some of it has
been excluded from the public.
Radiation Exposure Web Sites
- Nice article on human exposure to radiation from Idaho State
- US EPA document from "Radiation: Risks and Realities" describing the
primary natural sources of radiation to which we are exposed.
- Brief description of typical levels of natural radiation from various
sources, on web site of the TRIUMF particle accelerator in Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada. More details can be found at the location TRIUMF
SAFETY GROUP: Radiation Protection Training Course
Notes on the
Natural Radiation Hazard at Aircraft Altitudes
- The EPA can control the cosmic radiation exposure of pilots in the
performance of duty, but not the exposure of passengers, because air
travel is not a necessary requirement for work.
of Natural Radiation
- Detailed listing of sources of natural radiation found in the
Background Radiation Areas
- Gives a map of the areas in the world with the highest natural
radiation exposure. Details given for an area around Ramsar, Iran, that
support hormesis in human response to low radiation
levels. The site High
natural background radiation areas: Ramsar, Iran, has more
pictures and information about the area.
- List of typical yearly exposure to a number of natural sources of
radiation, from the Health Physics Society.
US Department of
Energy Nuclear Weapons Radiation Exposure Tables
- Information regarding state-by-state average radiation exposure due to
nuclear weapons testing and DOE laboratories. This site includes a
calculation Latent Cancer Fatalities
Caused by Natural Background Radiation for an Individual Member of
the General Public.
The wallpaper is the international symbol
warning of radioactive material.