From the Cradle to the Grave - Paving the Way for the Control of Radioactive Sources

From the Cradle to the Grave - Paving the Way for the Control of Radioactive Sources

5 December 2014

Practically all countries in the world use radioactive sources. The rays they emit can be used for many beneficial purposes, in medicine, industry and agriculture. But if sources are not controlled properly, they pose a threat to human health and the environment. The IAEA is helping countries to develop effective, safe and secure control systems for their radioactive sources – from the cradle to the grave.

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Videos

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Photo Essays

As the world population grows, so does demand for food, leading to an increase in the use of agrochemicals in farming. In most countries these chemicals are an important part of food production. But if they are not used properly, their residues can contaminate food.
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The IAEA works with over 70 countries world-wide to support the use of nuclear and isotopic techniques in their food control systems. One of these countries is Chile.

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The Earth's environment is in constant threat: from climate change, natural catastrophes, pollution, and ecological damage resulting from various man-made activities, including accidental or intentional release of radioactivity. The ability to accurately measure the impact of these adverse environmental effects is crucial not only in determining the extent of damage but also to assist in remediating their effects.

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In June 2014, the IAEA helped Montenegro to prepare over 90 radioactive sources for safe and secure storage. These sealed sources were contained in devices that were used primarily for lightning rods.

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Podcasts (IAEA Talk)

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Last update: 18 December 2014