Since its establishment in 1992, the RPII has played a vital role in:
Conducting and promoting research on a range of areas relevant to radiation protection
Drawing up national radon maps indicating the geographic areas most likely to be affected by high indoor radon concentrations
Driving forward programmes of radon measurement and remediation in homes, workplaces and schools
Representing Ireland on international bodies dealing with radiation protection and nuclear matters
The use of X-rays in any situation carries some risk and accordingly such use is carefully monitored by the RPII. This lesson describes the nature of X-rays and their position in the electromagnetic spectrum. The production of X-rays for medical application is discussed.