Radiological protection has traditionally focused on the protection of man. For the past decade, the limitation to human health protection has been increasingly questioned and the requirement for an internationally agreed rationale to the protection of the environment to ionising radiation is now recognised, e.g. as reflected in the ongoing revision of the Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection. The FASSET project was launched in November 2000 under the EC 5th Framework Programme, to develop a framework for the assessment of environmental impact of ionising radiation in European ecosystems. It involved 15 organisations in seven European countries, and set out to organise radioecological and radiobiological data into a logic structure that would facilitate the assessment of effects on non-human biota resulting from known or postulated presence of radionuclides in the environment.
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Record Number: 8216 / Last updated on: 2007-01-05