Bellesrad

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Bellesrad (Беллесрад) is short name for the State Institution for Radiation Monitoring and Radiation Safety (Государственное учреждение радиационного контроля и радиационной безопасности «Беллесрад») of the Republic of Belarus. It is subordinated to the State Forestry Committee of the Council of Ministers of Republic of Belarus. It was created to address the impact of the Chernobyl disaster on Belarus.

The institution monitors and investigates radioactive contamination, usage and rehabilitation of vegetation resources. It also controls radioactive contamination of food products.

In particular, Bellesrad posts warning signs and gives safety recommendations about wild plants and animals, e.g., about mushroom picking.

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