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New Radiation Protection Ordinance promotes consumers

Ionising radiation Art in architecture: Dedication of the "Gelbe Kabine" (Yellow cabin)

On 20 September 2018, the work of art "Die gelbe Kabine" was officially dedicated in front of the BfS head office in Salzgitter. The work of artist Iris Musolf is a faithful replica of a Ferris wheel cabin in a pleasure park in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat. It is a reminder of the reactor disaster at Chernobyl and is therefore of direct relevance to the history of the foundation of the BfS.

Ionising radiation Resolution passed for ordinance to modernise radiation protection law

On 5 September 2018, on the suggestion of Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, the federal cabinet resolved to enact an ordinance to modernise radiation protection law. This will improve the protection of health against ionising and non-ionising radiation. The ordinance will come into effect on 31 December 2018; the Bundesrat must come to agreement first.

Ionising radiation Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze visits BfS in Neuherberg

Radiation cannot be tasted, seen or felt – but protection against it is absolutely necessary. To find out how and to what degree, Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze visited the BfS on 27 August 2018. At the BfS offices in Neuherberg, she learned about emergency nuclear protection and protection against ultraviolet radiation as part of her summer trip through Bavaria.

Optical Radiation Climate change also entails higher UV radiation

Germany suffers a heatwave, and it has been going on for weeks. Scientists and environmentalists are warning of the irreversible consequences of climate change. However, there is one thing we often forget: Climate change also aggravates the problem of UV radiation. And just in these hot days many of us become aware that there is no tree in the proximity that might offer shade to protect us from the sun. The BfS wants to create better possibilities for people to protect themselves. This includes, among other things, more shady places.


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