Environmental surveillance and assessments

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has a comprehensive environmental surveillance programme for electromagnetic fields and radioactive materials. This programme consists of a number of sub-programmes, for example covering radiofrequency fields in the surroundings and radionuclides on airborne particles.

Environmental assessments underpin health and environmental work in terms of radiation safety as these assessments provide data and describe conditions and changes in the environment. Data from environmental surveillance serves as input not only for national and international reporting, but also for information provided to the general public. Additionally, this data provides the basis for the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority’s reporting on indicators, which is submitted to the national follow-up of the environmental quality objective called 'A Safe Radiation Environment'.