Understanding who the public wants to communicate about radiation requires understanding how perceptions vary among different segments of the general population distinguished by varying degrees of familiarity with radiation topics. Radiation workers have a better understanding of Low-Dose Radiation (LDR) compared to the general population, but not a comprehensive one as demonstrated through survey and focus group results. Radiation workers that possess greater experience and understanding and who rank their knowledge about radiation as high are good candidate communicators but will need support. Scientists, followed by regulators, are the most trusted communicators, through peer reviewed articles and via education institutions. Radiation workers and the general public agree that more information about LDR is required and are concerned about the consequences of not improving the public’s understanding of LDR. The role of the regulator in educating both radiation workers and the general public was emphasized, and some very specific information programs were identified for the regulator.
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