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The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) provides you free of charge with information about many key topics around radiation protection. Some of our brochures are available in English language.

To see all brochures in German language, please refer to German website.

X-rays: benefit and risk

X-ray diagnostics can be of major benefit for the individual patient but can also pose a risk to them. What you should know of X-radiation has been summarised in this brochure.

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) works for the safety and protection of man and environment from damages due to ionising and non-ionising radiation. The short brochure provides a compact introduction to the BfS and its task and basic information about the key competences of the individual departments.

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