General Information

We all have questions about radiation and it isn’t easy to sort through the available material to find answers. Sometimes the information is too technical or it is too hard to find just the answer you’re looking for. The purpose of the information on this Web site is to help you find answers quickly and easily. It needn’t be read in any order—in fact, we encourage you to simply browse through it. You should also know that the state Division of Public Health has an active radiation control program to protect the health and safety of Delawareans from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. The radiation control program deals with a range of issues associated with radiation sources, including the regulation of discrete radioactive material sources, x-ray technology, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, professional training and licensure for radiologic technologists, and more.

You can contact the state radiation control program at:

Office of Radiation Control
Division of Public Health

417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-4546
(302) 739-3839 (fax)
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M., Monday - Friday

On this page you will find resources to better understand basic information about radiation, radioactive materials, and radiation protection. We all can benefit from knowing more about radioactive materials we may encounter during our daily activities (general information).

We also need to understand how governments protect us from harmful exposure to radiation and how we too have a role in protecting people and the environment (government protections and what you can do).

General Information

Government Protections

What You Can Do

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For Parents

Learn more about radiation safety in adult and pediatric medical imaging.

For Students & Teachers

Learn more about medical procedures, and about radiation in natural and built environments.

Industry & Professionals

State exams, professional organizations, etc...