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Sources of radiation

We provide advice on common sources of radiation you may encounter daily.

A series of large powerlines cascading into the horizon with large trees and a cloudy sky in the backdrop.
20 June 2017

Advice on whether powerlines are associated with health effects.

Bright rays of sunshine beaming through a tall tree.
20 June 2017

Advice on reducing health effects associated with ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure from the sun.

Close up of a residential electric digital smart meter.
20 June 2017

Advice on whether smart meters are associated with health effects.

Top of a mobile phone base stations with a cloudy sky background.
20 June 2017

Advice on whether mobile phone and NBN base stations are associated with health effects.

Surgeon taking off medical gloves and disposing them into a special container for waste.
20 June 2017

Advice on the safety, management and disposal of radioactive waste.

Exterior of house
2 February 2018

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, which has no smell, colour or taste. It comes from the radioactive decay of radium, which is present in small amounts in rocks and soil.

Close-up head shot of girl getting a 3D dental X-ray.
20 June 2017

We publish a comprehensive range of fact sheets on issues relating to radiation and health.

Wide shot of female dentist about to examine a patient with various dental tools and benches in the background
13 December 2018

Advice on the types of radiation you may be exposed to working in different fields.