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BACKGROUND RADIATION IN FINLAND
The background radiation in Finland ranges from 0.05 to 0.30 microsieverts per hour (µSv/h). The regional variation depends on differences of uranium concentration in Finnish rock and soil. Snow and ice attenuate radiation from the ground.
The monitoring network has two main tasks: alarming when dose rates rise and creating a real-time radiation situation overview of Finland.
The radiation situation in Europe can be viewed on the European Commission's EURDEP Gamma Dose Rates Simple Map.
Finns are protected
In Finland, the probability of a serious radiation hazard is small. Nonetheless, the risk of emergencies exists. Therefore, preparations for such a situation have been made. The radiation situation is monitored constantly throughout the country. Even the smallest changes are reported immediately. More information on Finns are protected page