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06/02/2013

Program of the International Conference: Radon and Society, from knowledge to action

 

The program of the international conference organized by IRSN, the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NPRA) and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), is now available.

The focus of the two days will be on sharing experiences from countries around the world who have already engaged in radon policy and action plans for reducing radon exposure in dwellings and public buildings.

Some of the topics to be discussed are:

  • What challenges for a local community - Nantes, France
  • Lessons from radon testing - Ireland
  • Radon prevention in an indigenous community - Québec, Canada
  • Experiences from a Norwegian municipality - Norway
  • Radon risk management - Wexford, Ireland : toward remediation
  • The establishment of the radon network and a training course on radon for buildings professionals in Bavaria - Germany


Registration deadline for the conference is March, 22nd 2013.

More information:

Consult the full program and register online on the website of the conference

 

About the conference:

Successful reduction of radon exposure at a large scale is an issue that needs involvement from a wide range of concerned actors like governmental bodies, regional and local government administrations, but also stakeholders like building professionals, health professionals, NGOs and the public. The overall objective of the conference is to assist all these actors and notably decision makers in radiation protection, in developing radon policies and action plans that could be implemented at the local level taking into account both scientific and societal aspects.

The conference will share experiences from countries around the world who have already engaged in radon policy and action plans for reducing radon exposure in dwellings and public buildings. It will also focus on practical experiences in implementing at the local level actions preventing radon exposure. The programme sessions will have both oral presentations and discussions in order to facilitate both learning and exchange between the various concerned participants, stakeholders as well as scientist and officials. The conference will provide an opportunity to identify the challenges and good practices for improved effort in every country on radon issues in the future.

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