HPA News June 2011
HPA-CRCE-020: Solar Ultraviolet Radiation in Great Britain (1989-2008)
A long-term trend of an ongoing survey of solar radiation levels at the six different latitude sites in Great Britain (GB) is investigated.
Added/updated: 17 June 2011
HPA-CRCE-019: An Analysis of Radon Remediation Methods
Radon gas in the home is a major source of public radiation exposure and an established cause of lung cancer. A range of techniques are available to reduce high indoor radon concentrations in homes. Information on some 2,700 radon remediation projects has been analysed with the aim of identifying the factors that influence the performance of various remediation methods, including the specific remediation techniques applied, the physical characteristics of the home, the radon level before remediation and who carried out the work.
Added/updated: 20 May 2011
HPA-CRCE-018: Health Risks from Radioactive Objects on Beaches in the Vicinity of the Sellafield Site
In 2007, the Environment Agency (EA) sought the advice of the Health Protection Agency (HPA) on the health implications of the findings of this beach monitoring and this advice has since been updated.
Added/updated: 20 April 2011
Use of Prussian Blue (Ferric Hexacyanoferrate) for Decorporation of Radiocaesium - RCE 17
This document provides advice on the use of Prussian Blue (ferric hexacyanoferrate) as a decorporation agent in the event of poisoning with radiocaesium. It has been developed by the Health Protection Agency in partnership with a number of organisations using the scientific evidence available and advice from other countries.
Added/updated: 17 February 2011