Basic information and a few of our favorite references to help you and your students understand radiation science
- Browse thousands of questions and answers. People across the world have asked thousands of radiation-related questions. Search the questions to see how experts in the field have answered them.
- Ask your question. If you can't find your question already answered, submit it and an expert in the field will provide you with a science-based, factual answer you can feel confident in accepting.
RadiationAnswers.org is a website that contains simple, factual, easy-to-understand information about radiation, radiation sources, radiation exposure, and radiation myths.
HPS Fact Sheets are peer-reviewed scientific short papers (just a few pages) that explain radiation-related topics of current interest in easy-to-understand language. Each fact sheet includes references to support the information included.
This is a lengthy list of radiation-related terms with brief, simple definitions.
- Understanding Radiation in Our World. This publication from the U.S. National Safety Council provides a very good introduction to radiation science concepts, uses of radiation, and the societal issues inherent to the use of radioactive material.
- Radiation Protection. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has developed a website that provides very good information about radiation and radioactivity. Information about health effects and radiation protection standards are also included on this site.
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maintains a site for teachers and students that contains a lot of good basic information on radiation and radiation safety.
- The International Atomic Energy Agency offers a series of FAQs and fact sheets about a number of radiation-related topics.