Assessing radiation risk perception by means of a European stakeholder survey

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Assessing radiation risk perception by means of a European stakeholder survey. / Della Monaca, Sara; Valentina, Dini; Grande, Sveva; Palma, Alessandra; Tkaczyk, Alan; Tkaczyk, Alan; Kock, Rein; Murakas, Rein; Perko, Tanja; Duranova, Tatiana; Salomaa, Sisko; Roivainen, Päivi; Willrodt, Christine; Grigioni, Mauro; Bouffler, Simon.

In: Journal of Radiological protection, 13.04.2021.

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Della Monaca, S, Valentina, D, Grande, S, Palma, A, Tkaczyk, A, Tkaczyk, A, Kock, R, Murakas, R, Perko, T, Duranova, T, Salomaa, S, Roivainen, P, Willrodt, C, Grigioni, M & Bouffler, S 2021, 'Assessing radiation risk perception by means of a European stakeholder survey', Journal of Radiological protection. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/abf75a

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Della Monaca, S., Valentina, D., Grande, S., Palma, A., Tkaczyk, A., Tkaczyk, A., ... Bouffler, S. (Accepted/In press). Assessing radiation risk perception by means of a European stakeholder survey. Journal of Radiological protection. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/abf75a

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Della Monaca S, Valentina D, Grande S, Palma A, Tkaczyk A, Tkaczyk A et al. Assessing radiation risk perception by means of a European stakeholder survey. Journal of Radiological protection. 2021 Apr 13. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/abf75a

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Della Monaca, Sara ; Valentina, Dini ; Grande, Sveva ; Palma, Alessandra ; Tkaczyk, Alan ; Tkaczyk, Alan ; Kock, Rein ; Murakas, Rein ; Perko, Tanja ; Duranova, Tatiana ; Salomaa, Sisko ; Roivainen, Päivi ; Willrodt, Christine ; Grigioni, Mauro ; Bouffler, Simon. / Assessing radiation risk perception by means of a European stakeholder survey. In: Journal of Radiological protection. 2021.

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