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Radiation and Human Health

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How is the public protected from risks from radiation?

A

Background radiation is controlled and limited.

B

Radiation exposure from x-rays and other medical procedures for individual persons is tracked by an international data base.

C

Radon released by individual homes is tracked by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

D

Specifications for X-ray machines are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

E

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission mandates that all spent nuclear fuel be stored in Yucca Mountain, Nevada.