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


Advice on whether powerlines are associated with health effects.

Sun protection

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

Smart meters

Advice on whether smart meters are associated with health effects.

Mobile phone/NBN base stations

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

Radioactive waste

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


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.

Radiation sources

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

Occupational exposure

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

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