Regulatory control in radiation safety

Radiation safety concerns the protection of the population, workers and the environment from the hazardous effects of radiation.

EEAE, as the competent regulatory body is responsible for the regulatory control over radiation applications as described in Law 4310/2014.

In Greece, as in all modern societies, radiation is broadly used in medical applications for diagnosis and treatment, industry, scientific research and training, etc. Radiation is classified in two categories depending on energy and its effect on matter: ionizing and non-ionizing.

Ionizing radiation

The use of ionizing radiation is ruled by the following 3 principles:

  • Justification
  • Optimization
  • Doses Limitation

Non-ionizing radiation

The regulatory field includes more than 10,000 mobile base stations, power lines and power substations, TV and radio antennas, radar and terrestrial satellite stations.

The Radiation Protection Regulations aim at the protection of human health, in case of occupational exposure, medical exposure and public exposure against the dangers arising from ionizing radiation. 

The Radiation Protection Regulations are applied in any planned or existing or emergency exposure situation involving danger due to the exposure to ionizing radiation.  

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