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Radiation and Society: Comprehending Radiation Risk, Vol. 1 Proceedings of an International Conference held in Paris, 24-28 October 1994

English STI/PUB/959 92-0-102194-1
46.50 1994


Proceedings of an international conference, Paris, 24-28 October 1994. Upon a request by the IAEA, the Swedish Risk Academy commissioned a set of background papers on issues relating to the comprehension of radiation risk to serve as a scientific input for the conference. The papers cover topics of importance for risk assessment and for comprehending and communicating on radiation risk.
Contents: (Vol. 1) 1. Introduction; 2. Comprehending radiation risks; 3. The concept of probability; 4. Risk perception; 5. Interpreting epidemiological results; 6. Problems in radiation risk assessment; 7. Cause structure of global mortality; 8. Radiation levels; 9. Problems in risk comparisons; 10. Risk communication; 11. Risk and ethics.

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