INSTITUTO DE FISICA LA PLATA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
WWW.Radioactivity. What is? Where is it? Why is there?
J. DESIMONI; L.ERRICO; J. RUNCO; M. L. MONTES; M. A. TAYLOR
Congreso; 4th International Congress on Energy and Enviroment Engineering; 2011
Universidad de Extremadura
Public opinion regarding nuclear energy production appears to be strongly divided.Nearly identical amount of citizens express support for nuclear energy and opposition to. Most of the peopleare fearful of radiation. Media have fostered mindset that all radiation is harmful, always referred to as?Deadly Radiation? or regardless of the amount. The radioactivity is always associated with catastrophes, theHiroshima and Nagasaki bombs and the Chernobyl accident. Why have the people this perception? Feararises some times because of lack of knowledge about what radiation is. Our Group is concern since 2005 onhelping people to understand what radiation is, where we can found it and why is it there. These basic answerswould help people to evaluate if it dangerous. In this frame, we are interested on building a bridge betweenschool, society and university.