At the UK Health Security Agency's Chemical Radiation and Environmental Hazards (CRE), we recognise the importance of involving and engaging the wider community in our research, including through our work with the Chemical and Radiation Threats and Hazards and Environmental Exposures and Health.


UKHSA, in partnership with the Environmental HPRUs are attending the Explorazone at IF Oxford, the Oxford Science + Ideas Festival ( on October 9th and 10th. The stand includes activities related to air quality, radon and UV exposure.

The following links provide more information on the Health Protection Research Units (HPRUs) and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA):

For more information on air quality:
For more information on radon:
For more information on UV: To contact the outreach team with questions or comments, please email to or use the "Contact Us" button on this page.

March 2021

In celebration of British Science Week and International Women's Day on the 8th March, we are delighted to share with you some fun videos and links to wider resources that our female (and male!) scientists originally put together for the Oxford Science Festival.

The videos are suitable for ages 11+ and cover some of the public health science that is happening at our centre near Oxford, so you can learn about everyday hazards in your environment that can be harmful to health.

Do feel free to contact us if you want to find out more about any of the work we do.

Suitable for ages 11 years upwards

Tracey and colleagues describe the various natural ionising radiation sources we are exposed to inside our homes and outside.

How much radiation am I exposed to each year?

The PHE radon team describe what radon gas is, how it can get into our homes, and the simple techniques used to minimise harm from it.

Radon - what can I do?

Radon - how it affects you