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Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau

The Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau is responsible for the administration of the Radiation Emitting Devices Act which addresses radiation safety issues for ionizing and non-ionizing radiation emitting devices. The Act covers devices used in consumer and industrial applications, as well as medical devices.

Common topics include (but are not limited to) ultrasound, tanning beds, mammography, medical X-rays, industrial X-rays, and the health effects from cell phones, smart meters and WiFi.

The Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau assesses, monitors and manages health and safety risks associated with ionizing and non-ionizing radiation through the following activities:

  • Conducts scientific research into the biological effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation (from radiation emitting devices).
  • Conducts compliance and enforcement of regulations under REDA, relating to radiation emitting products through inspections and surveillance / monitoring, including risk assessments.
  • Develops guidelines, standards and safety codes to reduce the risks from occupational exposure to radiation, and to the public.
  • Provides information to Canadians on health risks that may be associated with ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.
  • Participates to national and international committees on equipment and radiation safety.

For more information, or to contact the Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau directly.