Contact Us about Radiation Protection
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To find information related to your question, begin by reviewing information on this website. While we strive to respond to every question submitted, responses can take some time. Before you submit your question, please review the information below.
Is your question about…
- Radiation from medical devices or treatments (x-rays, CT scans, etc.)?
- Occupational exposure to radiation?
- Radiation from electronics?
- A specific nuclear power plant?
- Ultraviolet (UV) radiation index?
- Radiation publications from EPA?
- Radiation in consumer products?
- Sources of radiation?
- Compliance software for radionuclides in air?
- Radiation monitoring of the environment?
- Radiation in drinking water?
- Something else?
- Radiation from medical devices or treatments (x-rays, CT scans, etc.)
EPA is not qualified to provide advice on individual medical treatments. Patients with questions about medical radiation should discuss their concerns with their doctors. For more information, see:
Frequently Asked Questions
Radiation Information from Other Agencies.
- Occupational exposure to radiation
EPA sets environmental standards that apply to members of the public. Worker safety at facilities licensed to use radioactive materials is handled jointly by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). See:
NRC Information for Radiation Workers
OSHA Radiation Information
- Radiation from electronics
Electromagnetic radiation from cell phones, radio transmitters and other devices is regulated by other federal agencies. EPA sets limits on the radiation introduced into the environment from the use of radioactive elements like uranium. For information on electromagnetic radiation, see: Radiation Information from Other Agencies.
- A specific nuclear power plant
EPA sets environmental standards that apply to members of the public outside nuclear facilities. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licenses and oversees nuclear power plants. See: Radiation Information from Other Agencies.
Learn about Radon on EPA’s Radon website.
- Ultraviolet (UV) radiation index?
See the UV Index for your area at the EPA's Sun Safety website.
- Radiation publications from EPA
View and download EPA radiation protection reports, correspondence and other documents in our searchable Radiation Protection Document Library.
- Radiation in consumer products
Learn more about Radiation in Consumer Products
or review our Frequently Asked Questions about:
You can find additional information on our student website: RadTown
- Sources of radiation
Radiation is around us all the time. Nearly all of it occurs naturally from elements in soils and rocks. Learn the Radiation Basics and about Radiation Sources and Doses.
- Compliance software for radionuclides in air
Learn more about Compliance Software for Radioactive Air Emissions or see our Frequently Asked Questions about Compliance.
- Radiation monitoring of the environment
EPA’s RadNet system monitors the nation’s air, precipitation and drinking water for radiation. See Frequently Asked Questions about RadNet.
After reviewing the websites listed above, if you still have a question about radiation in the environment, fill out the form below. Please bear in mind that we cannot provide answers to certain types of requests (e.g., commercial endorsements). Journalists should submit questions to the appropriate EPA media contact.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Radiation and Indoor Air
Radiation Protection Division
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (MC 6608T)
Washington, DC 20460-0001
Please use the form below to send us comments or questions. Be sure to include your email address if you’d like a response.
Office of Site Remediation & Restoration
Phone: (617) 918-1456
Nidal F. Azzam, Acting Chief
Clean Air and Sustainability Division
Phone: (212) 637-3748
Air Protection Division
Phone: (215) 814-3422
Air Analysis and Support Branch
Phone: (404) 562-9138
Air Pesticides and Toxics Management Division
Phone: (404) 562-9047
EPA R4 Superfund Division
Restoration & Site Evaluation Branch
RPM & Radiation Support
Phone: (404) 562-8648
Regional Health Physicist - Multimedia Planning and Permitting Division
Phone: (214) 665-8541
Air and Waste Management Division
Phone: (913) 551-7271
Steven B. Merritt, CIH
Industrial Hygienist / Radiation Coordinator
Phone: (303) 312-6146
EPA Region 10
Phone: (206) 553-1987