The overall objective of radiation protection is to protect human health against the dangers arising from ionising radiation, resulting from practices using radiation or radioactive substances e.g. medical and industrial applications as well as the nuclear fuel cycle. In addition to natural radiation sources, artificial radioactivity is present in the environment, in particular as a result of effluents from nuclear installations, fallout from nuclear weapons testing and from nuclear accidents.
On 30 May 2012, the European Commission adopted the
On 28 March 2012, the European Commission adopted the
On 27 June 2011, the European Commission adopted the