The EPA protects the environment and health and safety of people from risks associated with ionising and non-ionising radiation. We regulate the use of ionising radiation in medical, research, industrial and mining organisations, including use of X-rays, and the safe use, transport, storage and disposal of radioactive substances.
Are microwave ovens/cordless phones/other home appliances 'safe'?
See our radiation facts section for information on the difference between ionising and non-ionising radiation.
There is no requirement for microwave ovens to be leak tested at regular intervals. There are some scams that imply leak tests need to be conducted at regular intervals.
I have found or come into contact with some material that could be radioactive. What do I do?
Contact us immediately on (08) 8204 2004 and our staff can assist you.