Radiation protection

The use of ionizing radiation in medicine, energy production, industry, and research brings enormous benefits to people when it is used safely. However, the potential radiation risk must be assessed and controlled. The IAEA develops safety standards to protect the health and minimize the danger to people’s life and property associated with such use.

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Orphan sources pose a risk to people and the environment. The IAEA recently held a regional training course in the Philippines on searching for radioactive orphan sources, with the goal to ensure the safety and health of workers exposed to orphan sources in the field. 
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Hidden Danger: Orphan Sources

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