What kind of work might expose me to ionising radiation?

Working in the following environments can involve exposure to ionising radiation:

  • on a radiotherapy ward;
  • in X-ray departments;
  • as a pilot or air steward;
  • in a nuclear power station; and 
  • in a research establishment, such as a cyclotron or particle accelerator.
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