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Radiation Information for the General Public

All of us young and old, tall and short, scientist and lay person need to understand basic information about radiation, radioactive materials, and radiation protection. We need to be aware of radioactive materials we may encounter during our daily activities.(general information)

We also need to understand how governments protect us from harmful exposure to radiation and how we too have a role in protecting people and the environment. (government protections and what you can do)

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General Information

Understanding Radiation

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Becoming Aware of Radiation Sources

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Government Protections

EPA's Radiation Protection Programs

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Responding to Emergencies

Emergency Preparedness and Response

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Protecting Air and Water

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Ensuring Equal Protection

Environmental Justice

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Keeping Consumer Products Safe

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What You Can Do

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