HERCA activities related to non medical sources & practices covers all radiation protection issues concerning the justification and optimization of non-medical applications of ionizing radiation. The focus is on the harmonization of radiation protection regulation and practices in Europe especially concerning justification and optimization processes.

HERCA has already expressed its position in some areas such us the justification of full body-scanners using X-rays for security purposes or the regulatory status of small amounts of radioactive substances added to lamps.

Information paper on lamps containing small amount of radioactive substances

Interim Statement about the regulatory status of small amount of radioactive substances added to lamps

HERCA Statement on on the justification of full body-scanners using X-rays for security purposes.

Current areas of work include portable X-rays technologies, justification of industrial radiography techniques, ...