Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (Coord.)

Organisation name: Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (Coord.)

Acronym: BfS

Country: DE

Participant No.: 1

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz, BfS) founded in 1989 is an organisationally independent, scientific-technical higher federal authority in the portfolio of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The BfS works for the safety and protection of man and the environment against damage due to ionising and non-ionising radiation. Of special importance are, in addition to the defence against immediate hazards, the precautions for the protection of the general public, persons employed in the working world as well as patients in the medical field.