Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe

"...protecting people & the environment against radiation effects..."

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The Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe (RPAZ) was established through an Act of Parliament, Radiation Protection Act [Chapter 15:15] of 2004. The mandate of RPAZ is to protect people and the environment against the harmful effects of radiation.

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Radiation Safety Basics

  • Distance - maximise your distance from a radiation source.
  • Time - spend as little time as possible near a radiation source.

  • Shielding - wear proper shielding in relation to the type of radiation

Radiation Protection Principles

  • Justification of the practice

  • Optimisation of the protection

  • Limitation of the individual dose