Volume 55, May 2020Enhancing stakeholder participation in the governance of radiological risks for improved radiation protection and informed decision making. Key results of the European research project ENGAGE
|Page(s)||S227 - S233|
|Section||EXPOSURE TO INDOOR RADON|
|Published online||27 May 2020|
Stakeholder engagement in the management of indoor radon exposures
SCK-CEN – Belgian Nuclear Research Centre,
2 CEPN – Nuclear Protection Evaluation Centre, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
3 University of Liège, Faculty of Law, Place des Orateurs 3, 4000 Liège, Belgium
4 University of Milan, Via Pascal 36, 20133 Milan, Italy
5 EEAE – Greek Atomic Energy Commission, Agia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece
6 Federal Office of Public Health, Schwarzenburgstrasse 157, 3003 Bern, Switzerland
7 IRSN – Institut de Radioprotection et de SÛreté Nucléaire, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
8 Université Franche Comté, Laboratoire Chrono-environnement, Montbéliard, France
9 EIMV, Milan Vidmar Electric Power Research Institute, Hajdrihova 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia
10 BfS – Federal Office for Radiation Protection, Salzgitter, Germany
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Key words: indoor radon / radon action plan / stakeholder engagement / radiation protection culture / ENGAGE
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