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Additional Links to Information on Radiation Protection

There are many sites on the internet related to radiation. The links referenced on this page are for information purposes and are not maintained by the Department. Click the category you would like to view.

If you notice that a link is broken, please contact us.

Links to other Government Agencies and Organizations

Federal Government Agencies

  • US EPA - The EPA publishes ALI and DAC information, effective dose equivalents, and regulations on emissions of radioactive materials. It also controls the Superfund Cleanup Program. The EPA portion of the CFRs for radiation protection can be found under 40 CFR parts 61, 141, 190, 220-229, and 440.


  • NRC - The NRC provides regulations for NRC license holders, including power generation facilities, hospitals, and universities. The NRC portion of the CFRs can be found under 10 CFR parts 1-99.

  • US DOE - The DOE provides regulations for DOE National Laboratories and test facilities. The DOE portion of the CFRs can be found under 10 CFR parts 100-1000.

  • US DOT - The Department of Transportation regulates the shipment of radioactive materials in the US. Their portion of the CFRs can be found under 49 CFR parts 170-175.

  • US FDA - The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health sets standards for the use of lasers and other nonionizing radiations, food irradiation, and pharmaceuticals. The FDA portion of the CFRs can be found under 21 CFR part 1000.

  • OSHA - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulates the conrol of radioactive material in the workplace that are not controlled by the DOE or the NRC. They also control overall safety of the workplace, including physical, chemical, sound and light hazards including non-ionizing radiation. The OSHA portion of the CFRs can be found under 29 CFR parts 910 and 1926.

  • FCC - The Federal Communications Commission is an independent government agency charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.

  • FEMA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is an independent agency of the federal government, reporting to the President. Since its founding in 1979, FEMA's mission has been clear: "to reduce loss of life and property and protect our nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery".

International Organizations

  • ICRP - The International Commission on Radiation Protection provides general guidance on the widespread use of radiation sources caused by the developments in the field of nuclear energy.

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Professional Organizations

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College and Educational

  • Radiation Effects Research Foundation - is a joint foundation with the US and Japan that conducts research on medical effects of radiation

  • Chart of the nuclides - an interactive electronic representation of this chart maintained by Brookhaven National Labs

  • Image Wisely - a website for providing information on the safety of medical imaging.

  • Image Gently is a website dedicated to providing information on the safety for pediatric medical imaging procedures.

  • RadTown, USA - an interactive website powered by the EPA for kids to undersatnd the different effects radiation has on the environment and health.

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