The EPA's role

The EPA carries out rigorous and continuous testing ensuring environmental radiation remains within internationally agreed and legal safety limits. This testing ensures the EPA are quickly made aware of changes in environmental radiation in Ireland and can provide you with health warnings and protection advice if necessary. 

Radiation doses resulting from artificial radioactivity are small compared with those received due to natural radiation and do not constitute a significant health risk. 

Radiation in our environment

The Irish population is exposed to radiation from either natural or man-made sources present in the environment.

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Survey on Attitudes to Radiation in Ireland

Research undertaken in October 2020

This report presents the findings of an online survey carried out by Amárach in October 2020 on behalf of EPA to assess the attitudes of the public in Ireland to radiation.

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EPA survey highlights need for everyone to do a simple radon test in their homes

Date released: June 24, 2021

A survey exploring Irish attitudes towards radiation found that 28 per cent of people are concerned about radiation. In Ireland, radon accounts for more than half of our radiation exposure.