Contact Us about Radiation Protection
Report possible violations of environmental laws and regulations.
To find an answer 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.
- 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.)
The EPA is not a medical agency, and cannot provide advice on individual medical treatments. Patients with questions about medical radiation should discuss their concerns with a qualified health professional. For more information, see:
Frequently Questions about Radiation Protection
Radiation Resources Outside of EPA
Occupational exposure to radiation
The 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 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. The 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 Resources Outside of EPA
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 Resources Outside of EPA
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
You can find additional information on these topics and others on our student website, RadTown.
Sources of radiation
Compliance software for radionuclides in air
Radiation monitoring of the environment
Radiation in drinking water
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
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