Nonionizing Radiation


The mission of the Nonionizing Radiation Division is to enhance Army readiness by identifying and assessing current and emerging nonionizing radiation health threats; developing and communicating solutions to nonionizing radiation health threats; and assuring the quality and effectiveness of the Army's Nonionizing Radiation Protection Program.


  • Evaluate all Army materiel capable of generating nonionizing radiation (including radio frequency, microwave, laser, and optical radiation sources).
  • Conduct installation and site surveys to assist commanders in developing and maintaining an effective Nonionizing Radiation Protection Program.
  • Investigate all incidents of suspected overexposure to nonionizing radiation.
  • Provide representatives for the DoD Transmitted Electromagnetic Radiation Protection Working Group and the Laser System Safety Working Group.
  • Assist with developing national and international standards for exposure to nonionizing radiation.
  • Provide customized training to personnel responsible for implementing and maintaining Nonionizing Radiation Protection Programs.
  • Develop and review regulations, technical bulletins, and information papers that address criteria for human exposure to nonionizing radiation.

To request APHC Mission Services, click here  or go to the toolbar above and click Contact Us. Our services are categorized under "Nonionizing Radiation” or more specifically categorized as either “Laser and Optical Radiation” or “Radio Frequency Radiation and Ultrasound.”