- What are electromagnetic fields?
- Static and low-frequency fields
- What are static and low-frequency electric and magnetic fields?
- Direct and alternating voltage
- Effects of static and low-frequency fields
- Reports & Evaluations
- Radiation protection relating to the expansion of the national grid
- Basics transfer of electrical power
- High-frequency fields
- What are high-frequency fields?
- Applications high-frequency fields
- Radiation protection in mobile communication
- What is mobile communication?
- Reports and evaluations
- What is optical radiation?
- UV radiation
- What is UV radiation?
- Sun but safe!
- Effects of UV radiation
- Protection against UV radiation
- UV index
- Infrared radiation
- What is ionising radiation?
- Radioactivity in the environment
- Where does radioactivity occur in the environment?
- What is the level of natural radiation exposure in Germany?
- Air, soil and water
- Building materials
- Industrial residues (NORM)
- BfS laboratories
- Applications in medicine
- Radiation protection in medicine: international activities
- Applications in daily life and in technology
- Radioactive radiation sources in Germany
- Register high-level radioactive radiation sources
- Type approval procedure
- Cabin luggage security checks
- Radioactive materials in watches
- Ionisation smoke detectors (ISM)
- What are the effects of radiation?
- Effects of selected radioactive materials
- Consequences of a radiation accident
- Cancer and leukaemia
- Genetic radiation effects
- Individual radiosensitivity
- Epidemiology of radiation-induced diseases
- Ionising radiation: positive effects?
- Risk estimation and assessment
- Radiation protection
- Basic information
- Occupational radiation protection
- Nuclear accident management
- What is an emergency?
- What happens in an emergency?
- Federal and state tasks
- In the event of an emergency
- Measuring networks
- Exercises for emergency situations
- Defence against nuclear hazards
- Service offers
- Radon measurements
- Incorporation monitoring
- Biological dosimetry
- Online library
- About us
- Science and research
- Research concept
- Scientific collaborations
- EU research framework programme
- BfS research programme
- Third-party funded research
- Departmental research
- Selected research projects
- Selected research results
- Professional opinions
- Science Council
- Laws and regulations
- BfS Topics in the Bundestag
BfS annual report 2017/18: RESEARCHING, INFORMING, PROTECTING
- The BfS annual reports give a general overview of the BfS key activities during the respective period and provide key figures.
- The current annual report 2017/18 has the motto "RESEARCHING, INFORMING, PROTECTING".
The Annual Report 2017/18 RESEARCHING, INFORMING, PROTECTING - the Federal Office for Radiation Protection is now available as free printed copy and on the internet at www.bfs.de. It provides a survey of the tasks and concrete activities of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS).
BfS annual report 2017/18: Download/Order (in German only)
RESEARCHING, INFORMING, PROTECTING
Researching, informing, protecting – the Federal Office for Radiation Protection's (BfS) tasks are manifold.
Among the BfS work priorities selected for the publication are the social handling of radiation risks, radiation protection associated with the energy grid expansion, radon protection in Germany but also BfS recommendations regarding the handling of laser or ultrasound devices in the cosmetic industry.
Furthermore, you will find articles in the report
- on the prevention of UV-related diseases,
- on the radiation protection situation of patients in medicine,
- on occupational radiation protection,
- on the protection against the radioactive noble gas radon,
- on current activities in the context of monitoring environmental radioactivity, as well as
- on the international research co-operation of the BfS.
2016: Act on the Rearrangement of Organisational Structures in the Field of Radioactive Waste Disposal
In 2016, the Act on the Rearrangement of Organisational Structures in the Field of Radioactive Waste Disposal became effective. Within that context, parts of the staff of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) were assigned to new organisations: The Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (BfE) and Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung (BGE).
In March 2018, the new organisational structure of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection became effective. Thus, the necessary prerequisites were established to reorganise the BfS and to strengthen and further develop its profile as competent federal radiation protection authority.
On the occasion of this "restart", this annual report 2017/18 introduces the new organisational structure of the BfS.
Presentation of the reorganised federal office
In the annual publication 2017/18, the reorganised BfS divisions present themselves. These are the divisions
- Effects and risks of ionising and non-ionising radiation
- Radiation in the medical field Environmental radioactivity
- Radiological emergency management
- BfS administration
Further Annual Reports
The Annual Reports of the BfS since 1997 are available as PDF files (in German only) in the BfS "Digital Online Repository and Information System" (DORIS).
State of 2018.11.08