Experimental exposure of animals to radiation


In order to determine the acceptable levels of radiation exposure for humans, animals are exposed to both mild and severe doses of radiation. Radiation is also used on rodents, dogs and monkeys to discover the physical effects of induced cancers.


In the UK in 1986 and 1987, 686 experiments were performed on animals using exposure to ionizing radiation.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST