High background area for radiation education

N. Matsuda, N. Fukuda, M. Yamauchi, Y. Tsunoyama, S. Tomita, M. Kita

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This paper describes our trial experience of the use of high radiation area for radiation education. We used environmental samples collected from the high radiation area in Fukushima prefecture and India, for the practice of radiation measurement and health risk assessment in Nagasaki University Medical School. We also carried out the field monitoring seminar for students in the existing exposure areas in Tottori prefecture and the Yamakiya observatory in Fukushima. Although the evaluation of educational effectiveness is still underway, both types of education appeared attractive for the students mostly due to the exposure from natural environment in our real life which was not achieved by using an artificial radiation source in a classroom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-297
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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