European Radiation Dosimetry Group e.V. (EURADOS) survey on individual monitoring data and dose assessment has been carried
out for 550 foreigners returning home after being exposed in Japan to intakes of radionuclides (mainly 131I, 132I, 132Te, 134Cs and 137Cs) as a consequence of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP accident. In vivo and in vitro measurements were performed in their respective countries at an early stage after that accident. Intakes of radionuclides
were detected in 208 persons from Europe and Canada, but the committed effective dose E(50) was below the annual dose limit for the public (<1 mSv) in all the cases. Lessons learned from this EURADOS survey are
presented here regarding not only internal dosimetry issues, but also the management of the emergency situation, the perception
of the risk of health effects due to radiation and the communication with exposed persons who showed anxiety and lack of trust
in monitoring data and dose assessments.