Radiation, radioactivity & sound

Radiation, radioactivity and noise can pose a risk to health. Find out here about the potential risks of radiation for people and the environment and the effects of electromagnetic fields, UV radiation, lasers, light and noise. Here operators of equipment such as X-ray machines that produce radiation can find out everything they need to know about licensing requirements, especially with regard to training and dosimetry.  

Electromagnetic Fields (EMF), UV, Laser and Light

The FOPH monitors the exposure of the public to non-ionising radiation and keeps track of the research on possible biological and health effects.


Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive noble gas, which can seep into buildings through the ground.

Dosimetry and occupational radiation exposure

Occupationally exposed persons must be adequately protected from ionising radiation. This includes individual monitoring of the absorbed radiation dose.

Radiation Protection Training

Personnel dealing with ionising radiation must be properly trained as a function of their job and responsibilities. For almost all professions additional radioprotection courses, recognized by the FOPH, have to be taken.