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The Commission (Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Education, Health and Safety Directorate) organized the first meeting of this Standing Conference in Luxembourg on 5, 6 and 7 October 1987 with the theme Information for the public and the media on health protection and safety with regard to nuclear activities'. About 120 participants representing scientific experts, the media, the bodies concerned with environmental or consumer protection, the social partners and interested national and international organizations, took part in this conference. It was the first time at European Community level that a meeting allowed an exchange of positions on the health problems related to ionizing radiation by all the parties interested in this subject. The presentations reflected the many diverse interests and over the five sessions covered many subjects, including the risks associated with low doses of radiation, the impact of the Chernobyl accident on the Community and the role of public information. The Commission was asked to pursue this dialogue in order to improve the perception of citizens of the Community of the potential risks and the methods of protection brought into force in the nuclear field.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11608 EN (1988) FS, 267 PP., ECU 23.75, AVAILABILITY: EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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