Basic Information on Radiation Risk
Basic Information on Radiation RiskThis document is the concise collection of basic information such as radiological status due to radioactive contamination in Fukushima, information and scientific knowledge necessary for the assessment of radiation health risk, and international and academic views on the reduction of radiation exposure.
So far, relevant ministries and agencies released information on radiation in the fields they are respectively responsible for. This document intends to systematically summarize basic contents common to such information released so far, and to help readers systematically overview the fields concerned.
To perform an actual risk communication activity, data and materials must be prepared which will satisfy the specific needs of personnel and address specific concerns. This document is expected to serve as a basic material which precisely explains the uses of technical terms and other basic information in plain language as much as possible when such an activity is conducted.
In order to write this document in plain language and further improve the correctness of the information involved in it, the responsible ministries and agencies studied advice kindly provided by specialists and experts to create this document.