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Real-time monitoring

European government agencies compile radiation readings as part of environmental monitoring mandates, making the readings available to the public in near-real-time.


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Natural Radioactivity

The European Atlas of Natural Radiation publicises the naturally radioactive environment to give a balanced view of the radiation dose that comes from natural radioactivity.



European Atlas of Natural Radiation

Radiation monitoring programmes

EU Member State authorities monitor environmental radiation dose rates and radioactivity levels in air, water, soil and foodstuffs. The European Commission carries out verifications of these monitoring arrangements and organises proficiency tests to harmonise laboratory practises.