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Ionising radiation Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) has German Mammography Screening Programme checked

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) has the German Mammography Screening Programme checked for efficacy to reduce breast cancer mortality within the scope of a research project to be carried out by the University of Muenster from July 2012. Throughout Germany, women aged between 50 and 69 have been eligible for mammography every two years for early detection of breast cancer since 2009.

Optical Radiation Enjoy the sun without regret: The BfS provides information about the Day of Sun Protection

It is early summer – we await the most active and sunny time of year. No wonder the Day of Sun Protection is on 21 June, the day of the summer solstice. In particular people engaged in sport spend as much time in the open as they can during the summer months – though this may easily pose a risk to their skin. The sun does not only increase the wellness. It also has its dark sides: There is proof that too much UV radiation and sunburns increase the risk of developing skin cancer.

Optical Radiation Less UV risk as a result of recovery of ozone layer?

The first messengers of spring have arrived, the sun is inviting – but reports about the ozone layer having recovered, thus resulting in a decrease of skin cancer caused by UV radiation, should not let us jump at the conclusion that the risk of sunburn is reduced. Especially now in the springtime, when the skin has not yet adapted to the sun, it is essential to use the right sun protection. Effective protection can be gained with little effort – such as proper clothing and sunscreen.

Federal Office for Radiation Protection at didacta

What is radioactivity? Does it exist in nature? Where do radioactive wastes originate and where are they to go? Experts from the Federal Office for Radiation Protection provide answers to these and other questions at the didacta exhibition in Hanover from 14 to 18 February 2012.


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