The EU seeks to protect people from the dangers of ionising radiation.
EU countries are required to monitor levels of radioactivity in air, water, soil and foodstuffs.
The Commission supports the use of radiation technologies in medicine, industries and research, and ensures proper safety standards for exposure to ionising radiation.
The Euratom Community rules on radioactivity in drinking water.
The Euratom Community works to ensure the safe transport of radioactive materials.
Before an EU country authorises a new nuclear plant, the Commission must evaluate its potential impact on another EU country.
The Euratom Community rules on radioactive source control.
The European Commission organises annual seminars on radiation protection topics and publishes the seminar proceedings.