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Every day in the UK, all manner of radiation types are used in a diverse range of industrial, medical, research and communications applications and, although these have brought increasing prosperity to people living in the UK, some applications cause harmful exposure risks that must be effectively controlled.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is one of a number of public bodies which regulate work that causes or could cause radiation exposure of workers, the public or both. HSE’s inspectors advise, inspect, investigate and enforce in a flexible and proportionate way so that radiation exposure of employees and others, arising from work activities, is adequately controlled.