Economics of Radiation Protection: Equity Considerations

Theory and Decision 43 (3):241-251 (1997)
In order to implement cost-benefit analysis of protective actions to reduce radiological exposures, one needs to attribute a monetary value to the avoided exposure. Recently, the International Commission on Radiological Protection has stressed the need to take into consideration not only the collective exposure to ionising radiation but also its dispersion in the population. In this paper, by using some well known and some recent results in the economics of uncertainty, we discuss how to integrate these recommendations in the valuation of the benefit of protection
Keywords Radiation protection  equity  economics of uncertainty  optimisation
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