What is radioactivity?

Looking to improve your understanding of radioactivity? Check out the support media proposed below, which hold the answers to all of your questions.
If you wish to discuss a related point, these educational support media can be borrowed on request (contact@openradiation.org) for display at events, specific operating plan exercises and other occasions.
These support media are worthwhile to help understand radioactivity, and organise activities in relation to radioactivity and nuclear operations.

For middle school pupils and the general public, topics such as "radioactivity, just what is it? ", "the radioactivity around us" and "nuclear accidents" are covered in the support media used for the itinerant exhibition. Posters can be downloaded at: http://www.irsn.fr/expo/Documents/A-Telecharger/Expo_IRSN_ASN_Panneaux.zip

For high school pupils, simplified information on radioactivity and nuclear risks can be found in the Gafforisk exhibition on the nuclear industry: https://www.iffo-rme.fr/support/exposition-radioactivite-et-nucleaire

Radon is one radioactive element to be found in the environment which should be better known. One third of the average exposure of French citizens to ionising radiation involves radon. Radon is present everywhere on the surface of the planet, at concentrations which vary depending on the region. High natural radioactivity measurements often indicate high concentrations of radon. Inhaling radon increases the risk of lung cancer. This risk is low compared with tobacco, and is often easy to reduce, e.g. by improving building ventilation. Radon documents are available at  https://www.iffo-rme.fr/support/dossier-radon and can help to improve knowledge of the environment and the risks relating to this radioactive gas. A map with radon details is also available for municipalities: www.irsn.fr/carte-radon