RadoNorm - towards e ective radiation protection based on improved scienti c evidence and social considerations - focus on RADON and NORM

Ulrike Kulka, Mandy Birschwilks, Laureline Février, Balázs Madas, Sisko Salomaa, Ales Fronka, Tanja Perko, Andrzej Wojcik, Nadja Zeleznik

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    RadoNorm aims to manage risks from exposures to radon and naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) to promote effective radiation protection based on improved scientific evidence and social considerations. It supports the European Member States and the EU Commission (EC) in implementing the Basic Safety Standards for protection against ionising radiation hazards at the legislative, executive, and operational levels (Directive 2013/59/EURATOM). The project is grounded on (1) implementation of multidisciplinary and innovative research and technologies, (2) integration of education and training, and (3) dissemination of project results targeting a broad stakeholder community including the public, regulators, and policymakers. The objectives are achieved through scientific research-related topics (exposure, dosimetry, biology, epidemiology, societal aspects), cross-cutting topics (education and training, dissemination, ethics) and project management. The project will yield guidelines at legal, executive and operational levels. It will enable consolidated and harmonised decision-making in the field of radiation protection, considering societal aspects and sustainable knowledge transfer. The project contributes to EC activities to strengthen radiation protection in a consistent and joint manner, as has already been done through the establishment of radiation protection platforms, the promotion of projects (e.g., DoReMi, OPERRA) and the partnership CONCERT-EJP. The outcomes may also impact future recommendations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number38
    Number of pages13
    JournalEPJ N - Nuclear Sciences and Technologies
    StatePublished - 14 Dec 2022

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