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Energy emitted from a source is generally referred to as radiation. Radiation exists in the natural environment as well as generated by man-made devices. Examples include heat or light from the sun, X-rays from an X-ray tube and gamma rays from radioactive materials.

Oregon Radiation Protection Services works to promote the health and safety of the people in Oregon by protecting them from unnecessary exposure to radiation. Radiation exposure can come from a variety of sources including: X-ray equipment, radioactive materials, tanning beds and other radiation-generating devices.  

The Oregon Public Health Division is actively monitoring air in Portland and water on the northern, central and southern Oregon coast for any higher than normal radiation due to Japan tsunami marine debris.
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