The department is mainly engaged in research on biological effects of radiation, occupational hazard prevention, occupational health surveillance, medical emergency response to nuclear accidents, radiation epidemiological investigation, and environmental health effects.
Studies on biological effects of radiation, occupational disease prevention and treatment, occupational health surveillance, emergency medical management in a nuclear accident, radiation epidemiological investigation and environmental effect on health are mainly conducted. The Department is composed of 5 divisions, including Division of Radiological Medicine, Division of Radiohygiene, Division of Radiotoxicology, Division of Environmental Medicine and Division of Occupational Safety Assessment. State Environmental Protection Key Laboratory of Environment and Health (Taiyuan), Occupational Disease Registration and Service Center of CNNC are located here. The Department has 2 master degree programs of radiological medicine, occupational and environmental hygiene.
Currently, many aspects of technical services have been developed rapidly, involving occupational hazard assessment in radiological protection on construction project, occupational safety assessment on construction project, preclinical safety evaluation of pharmaceuticals, detection and assessment on chromosome of radiation workers.