[ RadSafe ] "Communicating with the public and the press" (Otto G. Raabe)
kinderhook46 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 20 21:29:53 CDT 2013
I respectfully suggest that straight talk, not euphemisms and evasions, should characterize communication with the public, the press, and everyone else. Getting rid of the terms "risk" and "dose" would not achieve anything positive. The titles of some of your own papers, Dr. Raabe, such as "Influence of Time and Dose Rate on Cancer Risk from Internally Deposited Radionuclides" and "Cancer Risks from Ingestion of Radiostrontium," are admirably straightforward, and I don't see anything in them that needs changing.
-- Peter Crane
NRC Counsel for Special Projects (retired).
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