Radiation Exposure During Pregnancy

There are additional health and safety considerations for employees who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy to minimize exposure of their unborn child.

While an employee is not required to stop working with radiation during pregnancy, there are radiation dose limits that must be observed to ensure the safety of the fetus.

EH&S offers services to pregnant UW employees to help them manage the risks of radiation exposure while pregnant and to keep radiation doses as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA).