Radioactivity in Scotland reviewed

Scottish consumers' exposure to artificial radiation remains well under international and national safety norms, according to the Scotish environmental protection agency and food standards agency. Based on an expanded 2000 monitoring programme, the bodies report that 95% of most people's annual radiation dose comes from natural sources. The group most exposed to artificial radiation - related to emissions from the Sellafield nuclear plant - had annual doses of 0.032 millisieverts (mSv) compared with the legal limit of 1 mSv from all sources of artificial radiation. See report.

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