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 HPRUs.

To contact the outreach team with questions or comments, please email to or use the "Contact Us" button on this page.


Come to the ATOM Family Science Fair on June 3rd, part of the Festival of Science and Technology. This free event will be from 11am - 3pm at the Jubilee Marquee, Rye Farm Meadow in Abingdon. ATOM Science and Technology Festival, Abingdon-on-Thames - ATOM Family Science Fair (


March 2022

UKHSA/RCE attended the New Scientist Live Event in Manchester, collaborating with Imperial College under two Health Protection Research Units: Environmental Exposures and Health and Chemical and Radiation Threats and Hazards. All areas of work in the HPRUs were represented by exhibits and material on the stand. Interactive exhibits included the wheel of fortune which invited participants to spin a wheel that in roulette fashion that chose a question on some form of environmental health effect for participants to answer and interact with.

February 2022

A small group from UKHSA's RCE attended a careers event for children at a Didcot school.

October 2021

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.

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 following links provide general information on the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the Health Protection Research Units (HPRUs) as well as information on specific areas within Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards (RCE). Some of these are to external websites. Please note that video links are probably best suited to ages 11 and up.

Resources on specific areas include:

Ionising Radiation:


Ultra-violet light (UV):

  • UV Index graphs