Radiation Protection Authority launch proggramme

H-Metro Reporter

THE Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe (RPAZ) has launched a radiological water monitoring programme to protect citizens from consuming contaminated water.

RPAZ spokesperson, Shingirai Huni, said this programme aims to safeguard public health by minimising potential risks of radioactivity in water.

The RPAZ has also held awareness engagements and trained personnel from local authorities to detect and address any potential risks or contamination in the water supply.

The monitoring programme follows international standards and guidelines set by the World Health Organisation, International Atomic Energy Agency and other relevant bodies.

Radioactivity is a naturally occurring phenomenon that can have health effects on living organisms depending on the type, amount and duration of exposure.

Radioactivity is a naturally occurring phenomenon whose variation is affected by factors such as altitude and geology.

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