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Radiation Protection

Where can I obtain a copy of the EPA's Protective Action Guides Manual?

The EPA no longer distributes hard copies of the PAGs, but electronic versions are hosted on the EPA’s website.

To download a copy of the 2017 PAG Manual, visit the PAG Manuals and Resources webpage.

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