Stakeholder engagement in the management of indoor radon exposures

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Authors

  • Catrinel Turcanu
  • Caroline Schieber
  • Thierry Schneider
  • Catherine Fallon
  • Robbe Geysmans
  • Tanja Perko
  • Marie Claire Cantone
  • Sotiris Economides
  • Fabio Barazza
  • Charron Sylvie
  • Regine Gschwind
  • Nadja Zeleznik
  • Christiane Pölzl-Viol

Institutes & Expert groups

  • Université de Franche Comté
  • CEPN - Centre d’étude sur l’Evaluation de la Protection dans le domaine Nucléaire
  • ULG - Université de Liège
  • POLIMI - Politecnico di Milano
  • EEAE – Greek Atomic Energy Commission
  • FOPH – Federal Office of Public Health, Radiological Protection, Berne
  • IRSN - Institute for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety - Institut Radioprotection Sûreté Nucléaire
  • EIMV - Milan Vidmar Electric Power Research Institute
  • Bfs - Bundesamt Für Strahlenschutz - Federal Office for Radiation Protection

Documents & links

DOI

Abstract

Radon in buildings poses a significant health risk, being one of the most important causes of lung cancer deaths worldwide. Acknowledging that successful radon risk management requires engagement of stakeholders, this paper investigated prescriptions and practices for stakeholder participation. First, it points out the need to integrate radon risk management in a holistic approach to indoor air pollution, together with urban planning and energy saving policies. It then argues for establishing more systematic approaches to the involvement of stakeholders in the design, implementation and evaluation of radon actions. Finally, it suggests the development of context specific approaches for the engagement of stakeholders at local and regional level.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number2020038
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalRadioprotection
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2020

Keywords

  • Indoor radon, Radon action plan, Stakeholder engagement, Radiation protection culture, ENGAGE

ID: 6813431