The use of radioactive materials at Marquette University is authorized by the Department of Health and Family Services of the State of Wisconsin (DHFS). The use and possession of radioactive sources at Marquette is controlled and administered by the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC). Only Authorized Users, who are Marquette faculty and staff, can obtain radioactive material for use in their research laboratories.
The following link to OSHA information about non-ionizing and ionizing radiation in the workplace.
The two types of ionizing radiation are particulate (alpha, beta, neutrons) and electromagnetic (x-rays, gamma rays) radiation.
Particulate Radiation | Electromagnetic Radiation