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Documents of the NRPB: Volume 15, No. 4

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The Radiation, Risk and Society Advisory Group (R,RSAG)

Publication date: 2004

ISBN: 0-85951-538-9

 

Synopsis

In Terms of Risk: Report of a Seminar to Help Define Important Terms Used in Communicating about Risk to the Public

This report reflects the understanding of the science and the views of the R,RSAG members and seminar attendees.

The current membership of the Radiation, Risk and Society Advisory Group  is available.

What do people mean when they say 'risk', 'safe', 'the precautionary approach', 'the precautionary principle', 'transparency', 'openness', or 'impartiality'?

In July 2002, the Radiation, Risk and Society Advisory Group (R,RSAG) hosted a seminar of professionals from a number of organisations to develop a common understanding of the terms used to describe risk and present it to the public. This paper presents the conclusions of that seminar.


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Last reviewed: 5 August 2013