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Radiological Health

Radiological Health is a program within the State Public Health Laboratories which is responsible for safe use of radiation sources within the state of Alaska.

Under Alaska statute the Program is responsible for Radiation Protection which includes:the development of policies for evaluating radiation hazards, conducting surveys/investigations and training. This includes:

  • measurement and safe use of radiation,
  • reviewing plans and shielding specifications for radiation sources, 
  • inspecting facilities where radiation sources are used, and
  • contracting with other agencies where a cooperative effort is required in order to address radiation hazards.

These responsibilities include both ionizing and non-ionizing sources, and radiation producing devices as well as radioactive materials.

The main office is in Anchorage, however radon related activities are conducted out of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Environmental surveys and disaster response to radiation in the environment are the responsibility of the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Email for Radiological Health Program

All correspondence should be sent to this email address (including FDA forms 2579):

Helpful State of Alaska Regulations and associated links


Other Alaska Agencies

Department of community commerce and economic development (Board of Dental Examiners)

Department of Environmental Conservation

Department of Natural Resources

National or Federal Agencies

Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Food and Drug Administration

American College of Radiology

Radiology Information Pertaining to Schools