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Radiation and Your Health

The District has no official role regarding radiation. This web page provides web links to sources for additional information on the issue.

  • California Department of Health Services, Frequently Asked Questions on Radiation

  • EPA Environmental Radioactivity (RadNet) in the United States: RadNet is a national network of monitoring stations that regularly collect air, precipitation, drinking water, and milk samples for analysis of radioactivity.

  • California Department of Public Health: The central information line for questions about radiation and exposure in California is 916-341-3947. The CDPH also has a useful set of FAQs concerning radiation from the Japanese nuclear plants.

  • California Emergency Management Agency: For updated information on monitoring, response and relief efforts in California and Japan.

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: For radiation facts, and information on EPA's radiation monitors.

  • The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: For information on nuclear regulation and protection in the U.S.

  • Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: For information on protective measures.

  • California Air Response Planning Alliance (CARPA): A website maintained by the California Air Resources Board. CARPA is a network of local, state, and federal air and public health agencies and resources.

  • American Nuclear Society: Radiation Dose Chart, allows you to calculate your own individual daily radiation dosage.

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