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The final report of the radiation protection programme 1980 - 1984 outlines the research work carried out during the whole contractual period under all contracts between the Commission of the European Communities and research groups in the Member States. More than 700 scientists collaborated in this programme. Results of about 300 contracts are reported. They are grouped into six sectors: radiation dosimetry and its interpretation, behaviour and control of radionuclides in the environment, short-term somatic effects, late somatic effects as well as genetic effects of ionizing radiation and evaluation risks. The role of this scientific research programme is to supply sufficient information to contribute to a framework for making informed decisions on issues on which public opinion has become very sensitive, i.e., (i) to acquire the research results necessary to update the basic principles of radiation protection; (ii) to study methods of reducing radiation exposure and minimizing the radiation hazards in all circumstances; (iii) to study all ways and means of acting rapidly and effectively in the event of an accident.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9733 DE-EN-FR (1985) FS, VOL.1 1038 P., BFR 2600 VOL.II 1221 P., BFR 2750, BOTH VOLS. BFR 4000, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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