Radioactive Food Contamination Test
The control and monitoring of radioactive elements in food items is fundamental for human health maintenance. On request, RPI issues certificates after conducting test to show that the radioactivity content of food items for imports and exports and other produce is below the requirements. The measurements are performed utilizing gamma ray/alpha spectrometric systems.
Radioactive Constituents of Drinking Water Test
This procedure provides a screening measurement to indicate whether specific radionuclide analyses are required for water. Anyone who produces drinking water for export or domestic market may require a product certificate of radioactive constituents, officially called a Certificate of Radioactivity Measurement.
Environmental Sample Measurements
FEMC performs measurements on environmental samples, in order to quantify the radionuclides concentration and distribution in different environmental media in order to establish baseline data. Human living space is permanently exposed to ionizing radiation due to natural and artificial sources.
Radon gas concentration measurements
Radon is a natural radioactive gas, well known as the main source of exposure to natural radiation. The risk associated to radon is due to its radioactive decay products, which have short half-life and irradiate lung tissues with alpha particles, increasing the lung cancer risk. Radon measurements are not legally required at home and workplace However; it is possible to find workplaces with high radon concentrations in locations not designated as High Radon Prone Areas. Therefore, we urge all employers to adopt a proactive approach to radon in the dwellings/workplace and carry out a measurement regardless of location.
The centre collaborate with state institutions like Ghana Standard Authority, Food and Drug Authority, Environmental Protection Agency and the Customs Division-Ghana Revenue Authority
The centre has future plans to start the following services
These measurements are performed for the following purposes:
- Qualitative and quantitative determination of a potential radiological contamination
- Radiological assessment of scrap metals
- In-situ characterization of materials and
- Characterization of places during decommissioning activities