The mission of the AERB is to ensure the use of ionising radiation and nuclear energy in India does not cause undue risk to the health of people and the environment.

Radiation Facilities

Radiation Facilities includes application of radiation and sources and radiation generating equipment. Broad categories of radiation applications are for use of ionizing radiation in Industrial, Medical, Research, Consumer products and Scanning Facilities. Industrial applications include radiation processing facilities, Industrial Radiography, Nucleonic Gauges, Well-logging applications etc. Medical applications of radiation involve two broad categories. One category is for Diagnostics and the other for Therapeutic use of ionizing radiation. Radiation applications in Research include Gamma Irradiation Chambers, Research Accelerators and Research labs using sealed and unsealed sources.

Various types of Radiation Facilities are shown in Figure.

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