Development and dissemination of ALARA culture

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ALARA culture is at the heart of radiation protection culture and is based on the hypothesis of a linear dose-effect relationship without a threshold for stochastic effects. It should result in attitudes and behaviours of individuals and organisations, which are always committed to searching for an acceptable level of risk taking into account societal and economic factors. The need to further develop and disseminate ALARA culture comes at a time when there is an increase of the awareness of risk, a constant development of scientific knowledge about radiation health effects, the introduction of new exposure situations, and an increase in the number of applications of ionising radiations.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-9
JournalEuropean ALARA Newsletter
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • ALARA culture, radiation protection, scientific knowledge, ionising radiations

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