Radioactivity in Food and the Environment (RIFE)

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Radioactivity in Food and the Environment (RIFE) is the most comprehensive annual independent report of radioactivity in food covering the whole of the UK.

The report combines the Agency's monitoring results with those of the Environment Agency, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

The survey measures radioactivity from different parts of the food chain, including for people who live close to nuclear sites and eat locally produced food. The report also assesses how much radioactivity people would absorb from authorised radioactive discharges in the environment, for example the air.

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