Non-ionising radiation

Non-ionising radiation refers to any form of radiation that does not have enough energy to ionise atoms. There are many sources of non-ionising radiation within the University (e.g. lighting, microwave ovens, induction heaters etc.). Very few though will pose a significant risk.

This is because of the low level of radiation that individuals are actually exposed to or through the body’s natural aversion response. Sources that do pose a risk are generally associated with a specific research project or only pose a risk during maintenance activities. The following details how to manage these risks, including information on both optical and electromagnetic field sources.

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