- What is an Atom?
- Atomic Mass Units
- Atomic Shorthand
- Nuclides & Isotopes
- Why Are Some Atoms Radioactive?
- Ionizing & Non-Ionizing Radiation
- Decay Chains
- Radioactive Equilibrium
- Alpha Particles
- Beta Particles
- Gamma Rays
- Other Decay Modes
- Exposure Pathways
- Health Effects
- Estimating Risk
- Radiation Protection Basics
- Other Resources Publications
- Related Links
Thanks for visiting the Students and Teachers Pages for Radiation Protection. For more information, try one of these EPA Links and Other Sites for general radiation protection information.
Explore an interactive, virtual community of houses, schools, laser light shows, construction equipment, flying planes, and moving trains. Each place in RadTown helps you learn about radiation sources or radiation treated items you might find there.
- For detailed information on EPA radiation protection programs, policies, and technical information, visit the Radiation Protection Program Home Page
- If you are looking for other environment information for students and teachers check out EPA's web page for Students and Teachers
Other Sites of Interest
- Michigan State University has a great page if you are looking for biographies of scientists in radiation studies.
- What is the rad symbol? Read a short essay on its history by Paul Frame, Ph.D., at Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.
- What is Nuclear Physics. This section of a site under long-term construction, has some good technical information and graphics about nuclear physics.
- The Nuclear Web, of the American Nuclear Society has a lengthy list of resources to numerous sites for radiation information. (...and an extremely cool animated logo)
- PBS's Frontline produced Nuclear Reaction, a documentary about nuclear power.
- Health Physics Society has an "ask the expert feature.
- The University of Michigan's Radiation and Health Physics Site has an extensive list of resources.
- The Tech Museum of Innovation discusses radiation and related topics to a very cool site!
- The Denver Earth Science Project offers Do You Know Your 3 R's? Radiation, Radioactivity, and Radon, a teaching module that brings together physical, earth, and biological sciences.