Radiation protection refers to safeguarding people and the environment from the harmful effects of non-ionizing radiation. Our section specifically provide advice and counsel on occupational radiation protection, e.g. health workers, patients and others exposed to radiation at work. However, in general, we are also involved in protecting public from the detrimental effects of radiation.
We aim for an effective and integrated radiation protection system in the Sultanate, based on international standards and ethical values
The damage ranges from the stage of redness and irritation of the skin, to the loss of vital functions or cancer, upon exposure to radiation for a long time, so the cells are unable to repair themselves, and the exposure of a pregnant woman to small amounts of radiation causes deformities of the fetus, especially in the brain.