There are two broad types of radiation, non-ionizing and ionizing. Ionizing radiation sends out extremely high energy, which may pose a health risk.
Ionizing radiation exposure comes from a variety of sources, including nuclear weapons testing or other activities during military service.
VA offers a free Ionizing Radiation Registry health exam to all eligible Veterans to alert them to possible long-term health problems.
Find out what diseases are related to radiation exposure.
View benefits for Veterans exposed to radiation and their survivors.
Determine whether you were exposed to radiation during service.
VA has resources to help providers care for Veterans.
Find out what radiation-related research is completed and ongoing.
View publications and other related materials.
Veterans Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington DC 20420
Last updated December 31, 2013