The Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards carries out the Health Protection Agency's work on ionising and non-ionising radiations. It undertakes research to advance knowledge about protection from the risks of these radiations; provides laboratory and technical services; runs training courses; provides expert information and has a significant advisory role in the United Kingdom.
As the UK's point of reference for many aspects of radiation safety, the HPA represents an in-depth resource for the provision of radiation safety training
The HPA advises any United Kingdom nationals in Japan who may be affected by the 11 March earthquake to closely follow public health information given out by the Japanese authorities. There is no health risk to people living in the UK from the release of radioactive material from the Japanese nuclear power plant.