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Power lines and radiation protection (Video)
StromtrasseDue to increased use of renewable energy from solar and wind sources the expansion of electricity networks is essential in meeting the long-term energy challenges. As additional high-voltage lines are generating electric and magnetic fields, radiation protection is a key issue that has to be dealt with.

In a video BfS provides information on radiation protection during the grid expansion (in German only). more...

Zwischenlager für Kernbrennstoffe: Prüfpunkt Sicherheit

Der Begriff Sicherheit bezeichnet die nach dem Stand von Wissenschaft und Technik erforderliche Vorsorge gegen Schäden, die durch die Aufbewahrung von Kernbrennstoffen in einem Zwischenlager entstehen können. Dabei geht es um die radiologische Sicherheit beim bestimmungsgemäßen Betrieb des Zwischenlagers, bei Störfällen während des Betriebs und bei Naturereignissen. more...
Federal Office for Radiation Protection presents new teaching material on mobile telecommunication at didacta education fair

head with mobile phone Wireless transmission of data has become an integral part of life. Already children use their own smart phones and go online via a mobile device – often also at school. Free teaching materials of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) make it possible for teachers and pupils to treat central issues of mobile telecommunication at school: Just in time for the didacta in Stuttgart, the BfS has issued a completely revised version. more...
New tasks and projects assigned to Federal Office for Radiation Protection by World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) have strengthened their collaboration with the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz, BfS): for the third time in succession, WHO reappointed BfS as WHO collaborating centre and enlarged the areas of cooperation at the same time. For the first time, the BfS is an official partner in the area of “development and implementation of standards and guidelines”. As for the areas already established, numerous new projects add to the established collaboration. more...