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UNSCEAR Surveys of Global Radiation Exposure

The secretariat of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) collects and analyses data on the global and regional levels and trends of human exposure to ionizing radiation.

National Contact Person (NCP)

The General Assembly of the United Nations invited all Member States to provide UNSCEAR with relevant data about doses from various sources of radiation. The UNSCEAR secretariat solicited information from designated National Contact Persons (NCP) for the Committee as officially communicated in the Notes (CU 2014/182) dated 27 August 2014. Thus, Governments are requested to communicate to the UNSCEAR secretariat the name and contact details (including email address) of the official designated NCP who is responsible for the official submission of data to the UNSCEAR secretariat.

Nominated NCPs are required to register to be able to access the UNSCEAR online platform www.survey.unscear.org, which fosters secure submission and exchange of data. Additional national experts can be registered to the online platform to assist the NCP at country level to collect the requested information and data on radiation exposures of workers, the general public and patients.

Medical radiation exposure

The UNSCEAR secretariat and the World Health Organization have coordinated arrangements for conducting the UNSCEAR Global Survey on Medical Radiation Usage and Exposure. Information on levels and trends of radiation exposure in medicine since 2006 are collected to expand the previous UNSCEAR 2008 evaluation.

Member States are thus kindly requested to submit data through the online platform www.survey.unscear.org no later than 31 December 2014.

All contributions will be acknowledged in the relevant report to the UN General Assembly.

 


Occupational radiation exposure

Below are the instructions and questionnaires from the last UNSCEAR 2006 survey. Updates will follow in due course.

Instructions Instructions for completing the workbooks
Workbook W1 Nuclear fuel cycle
Workbook W2 Medical uses
Workbook W3 Industrial uses
Workbook W4 Natural sources
Workbook W5 Defence activities
Workbook W6 Miscellaneous

Natural radiation sources

Below are the instructions and questionnaires from the last UNSCEAR 2006 survey. Updates will follow in due course.

Instructions Instructions for completing the forms
Form N1 Countrywide average levels
Form N2 High background areas
 

Releases from nuclear power plants, contaminated sites and releases from fuel reprocessing plants

Below are the instructions and questionnaires from the last UNSCEAR 2006 survey. Updates will follow in due course.

Instructions Instructions for completing the forms
Form E1 Releases from nuclear power plants
Form E2 Contaminated sites survey
Form E3 Releases from fuel reprocessing plants
Last updated: Friday, 29 August 2014