RadoNorm

Towards effective radiation protection based on improved scientific evidence and social considerations – focus on Radon and NORM

Expected impacts

The key aim of RadoNorm is to provide answers to open questions related to radon and NORM exposure of humans and the environment and to provide sound, feasible and applicable solutions for radiation risk reduction which are widely acceptable for the individuals and the public.

Objectives

RadoNorm project under EURATOM Horizon 2020 aims at managing risk from radon and NORM exposure situations to assure effective radiation protection based on improved scientific evidence and social considerations.

RadoNorm is designed to initiate and perform research and technical development in support of European Union Member States, Associated Countries and the European Commission in their efforts to implement the European radiation protection Basic Safety Standards. The proposed multidisciplinary and inclusive research project will target all relevant steps of the radiation risk management cycle for radon and NORM exposure situations. RadoNorm aims to reduce scientific, technical and societal uncertainties by:

  • initiating and performing research and technical developments,
  • integrating education and training in all research and development activities, and
  • disseminating the project achievements through targeted actions to the public, stakeholders and regulators.

This will strengthen the scientific and technical basis for all key steps of the radiation risk management cycle for radon and NORM. The inclusive character of RadoNorm is given at different levels, by (i) targeting research and development on all steps of the management cycle, (ii) combining biomedical, and ecological research with mitigation development and social science research, (iii) integration of researchers from national radiation protection institutions, research centres, universities, and SME, (iv) incorporation of E&T activities in all undertakings, and (v) linking dissemination efforts directly to knowledge achievements and new recommendations.

Work Packages

To achieve our objectives, RadoNorm project is structured in eight work packages (WP) spanning 60 months and focused around all steps of the risk management cycle to improving radiation risk knowledge and management for radon and NORM.

Coordination, Management and Administration

BfS, Germany

This work package will ensure proper co-ordination across tasks and partners in order to achieve the overall project objectives within time, quality and budget constraints and EC’s requirements.

Exposure

IRSN, France

New scientific knowledge, methods and protocols to better characterize the exposure of human (public and workers) and non-human biota to radon and NORM.

Dosimetry

EK, Hungary

Doses and dose distributions for epidemiological and experimental studies, and for specific subgroups, and their uncertainties upon exposure to radon and NORM

Effects and Risks

STUK, Finland

New knowledge on biological effects and responses after exposure to radon and NORM: implications for risk assessment and radiation protection of humans and the environment.

Mitigation

SURO, Czech Republic

New mitigation strategies and optimization of existing systems utilizing innovative mitigation methods and techniques applied in radiation protection of the general public, workers and the environment against exposure to radon in dwellings and workplaces, and exposures in specific NORM involving industries and legacy sites.

Societal aspects

SCK-CEN, Belgium

WP6 will develop strategic, innovative, theory- and evidence-based radon and NORM risk communication, as well as contribute to an improved governance of radon and NORM risks in a society.

Education and Training

 SU, Sweden

The aim of WP7 is to educate a team of innovative, critical and enthusiastic young experts in radiation protection research with special focus on radon and NORM.

Communication, dissemination and exploitation of results

EIMV, Slovenia

Communication, dissemination activities and exploitation of results to ensure real intake of project results for the wide variety of stakeholders in two-way exchange.

WP9 Ethics Requirements

This work package sets out the ‘ethics requirements’ related to studies with animal and human that the project must comply with.

Objective of WP9
The objective is to ensure compliance with the ‘ethics requirements’ set out in this work package. RadoNorm can count on the advices of the RadoNorm Ethics Committee

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Short courses sponsored by RadoNorm

RadoNorm is promoting education and training in support of the research programme and making more widely available training opportunities in order to help attract top-level students into the field covering all aspects of the scientific research areas relevant to...

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RadoNorm videos on radon

Several videos have been published on RadoNorm Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6yCORiPX5DXgmu5AaGLn9Q:   STUK video on family renovating their house to reduce radon “Help, radon values are hitting the roof!”   STUK video on how to know if there is...

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Methodology

RadoNorm adopts a multidisciplinary approach that covers the following disciplines required for proper exposure and risk assessment, risk management and risk communication of radon and NORM:

Mitigation
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  • Environment
  • Workplace
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Research
  • Effects
  • Risks
  • Exposure
  • Dosimetry
  • Sociatal Aspects
E&T Communication Dissemination
  • Stakeholders
  • Decisionmakers
  • Proffesionals
  • Students
  • Public
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Towards Effective Radiation Protection
  • Public access buildings
  • Public
  • Workers
  • Environment
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