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Radiation protection

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 5 December 2013, the Council Directive 2013/59/EURATOM of 5 December 2013 pdf was adopted laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation, and repealing Directives 89/618/Euratom, 90/641/Euratom, 96/29/Euratom, 97/43/Euratom and 2003/122/Euratom.

On 22 October 2013, the Council Directive 2013/51/EURATOM of 22 October 2013 pdf was adopted laying down requirements for the protection of the health of the general public with regard to radioactive substances in water intended for human consumption.

On 10 January 2014, the European Commission adopted the

On 6 August 2013, the European Commission adopted the

Forthcoming events

30 May-2 June 2014, Varna, Bulgaria
International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine RPM 2014 
Abstract submission deadline: January 30, 2014!