Improved communication, understanding of risk perception and ethics related to ionising radiation

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Improved communication, understanding of risk perception and ethics related to ionising radiation. / Perko, Tanja; Raskob, Wolfgang; Jourdain, Jean-René.

In: Journal of Radiological protection, Vol. 36, No. 2, 01.06.2016, p. 15-22.

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Perko, T, Raskob, W & Jourdain, J-R 2016, 'Improved communication, understanding of risk perception and ethics related to ionising radiation', Journal of Radiological protection, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 15-22. https://doi.org/10.1088/0952-4746/36/2/E15

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Perko, Tanja ; Raskob, Wolfgang ; Jourdain, Jean-René. / Improved communication, understanding of risk perception and ethics related to ionising radiation. In: Journal of Radiological protection. 2016 ; Vol. 36, No. 2. pp. 15-22.

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