Introduction to Radiation
Part of the CNSC’s mandate is to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.
The purpose of this section is to provide clear and factual information about radiation – the types of radiation that exist, its sources, uses, and the rules in place to protect Canadians, and people who work in or live near nuclear facilities.
In this section you will find:
- What is Radiation?
- Atoms - Where all matter begins
- Types and Sources of Radiation
- Radiation Doses
- Radiation Health Effects
- Protecting Canadians
- Protecting Workers
- CNSC’s Role
- Nuclear and Radiation Glossary
- Natural Background Radiation
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