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Ionising radiation BfS brings together international expertise on biological dosimetry

To be able to effectively estimate the potential individual radiation dose received by as many affected persons as possible in the event of a major radiation accident, the RENEB network e.V was established in 2017 under the auspices of the BfS. Dr. Ulrike Kulka, head of the BfS section Biological Dosimetry, was elected Chairwoman at the network's first general meeting held on June 10, 2018, in Neuherberg.

Optical Radiation Off you go on holidays – but without sunburn

Whether on the beach, in the mountains or by the outdoor pool – the start to summer holidays in several federal states entices many people to spend a great deal of time outdoors. In order to not have spoiled the fun by sunburn, the BfS recommends to be careful when exposed to the sun. "Those enjoying the sun on holidays should avoid sunburn," Dr. Inge Paulini, President of the BfS, says. "In view of the increasing number of skin cancer diseases, we urgently recommend sufficient sun protection."

Ionising radiation Wanted: Alternatives for high-radioactive sources

At an international meeting of experts taking place in Vienna on June 14 2018, experts, government representatives, and politicians discuss whether and how high-radioactive sources in areas such as medicine and industry can be replaced by alternatives. The objective is to reduce the risk resulting from radioactive sources. For the first time, Germany, represented by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS), chairs the meeting in co-operation with the USA and France.

Ionising radiation Radon protection: A contribution to sustainable building

Creating modern buildings from old structures to provide sustainable living and working areas - that is the objective of many owners. The main focus here is on environmentally friendly materials and energy-saving solutions. In order not to miss out health aspects, building projects should also always take into account the protection against radon. This is pointed out by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) on the occasion of the European Sustainability Week.

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