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Title: Limiting values of radionuclide intake and air concentration and dose conversion factors for inhalation, submersion, and ingestion: Federal guidance report No. 11

Abstract

Radiation protection programs for workers are based, in the United States, on a hierarchy of limitations stemming from Federal guidance approved by the President. This guidance, which consists of principles, policies, and numerical primary guides, is used by Federal agencies as the basis for developing and implementing their own regulatory standards. The primary guides are usually expressed in terms of limiting doses to workers. The protection of workers against taking radioactive materials into the body, however, is accomplished largely through the use of regulations based on derived guides expressed in terms of quantities or concentrations of radionuclides. The values of these derived guides are chosen so as to assure that workers in work environments that conform to them are unlikely to receive radiation doses that exceed the primary guides. The purpose of the present report is to set forth derived guides that are consistent with current Federal radiation protection guidance. They are intended to serve as the basis for regulations setting upper bounds on the inhalation and ingestion of, and submersion in, radioactive materials in the workplace. The report also includes tables of exposure-to-dose conversion factors, for general use in assessing average individual committed doses in any population that ismore » adequately characterized by Reference Man. 38 refs.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (USA). Office of Radiation Programs; Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6294233
Report Number(s):
EPA-520/1-88-020
ON: DE89011065; TRN: 89-013047
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; DOSE EQUIVALENTS; PLANNING; RADIATION PROTECTION; EVALUATION; COMPLIANCE; DOSE LIMITS; INGESTION; INHALATION; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; REFERENCE MAN; REGULATIONS; INTAKE; MATERIALS; SAFETY; SAFETY STANDARDS; STANDARDS; 500300* - Environment, Atmospheric- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 510300 - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Eckerman, K F, Wolbarst, A B, and Richardson, A C.B. Limiting values of radionuclide intake and air concentration and dose conversion factors for inhalation, submersion, and ingestion: Federal guidance report No. 11. United States: N. p., 1988. Web. doi:10.2172/6294233.
Eckerman, K F, Wolbarst, A B, & Richardson, A C.B. Limiting values of radionuclide intake and air concentration and dose conversion factors for inhalation, submersion, and ingestion: Federal guidance report No. 11. United States. doi:10.2172/6294233.
Eckerman, K F, Wolbarst, A B, and Richardson, A C.B. Thu . "Limiting values of radionuclide intake and air concentration and dose conversion factors for inhalation, submersion, and ingestion: Federal guidance report No. 11". United States. doi:10.2172/6294233. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6294233.
@article{osti_6294233,
title = {Limiting values of radionuclide intake and air concentration and dose conversion factors for inhalation, submersion, and ingestion: Federal guidance report No. 11},
author = {Eckerman, K F and Wolbarst, A B and Richardson, A C.B.},
abstractNote = {Radiation protection programs for workers are based, in the United States, on a hierarchy of limitations stemming from Federal guidance approved by the President. This guidance, which consists of principles, policies, and numerical primary guides, is used by Federal agencies as the basis for developing and implementing their own regulatory standards. The primary guides are usually expressed in terms of limiting doses to workers. The protection of workers against taking radioactive materials into the body, however, is accomplished largely through the use of regulations based on derived guides expressed in terms of quantities or concentrations of radionuclides. The values of these derived guides are chosen so as to assure that workers in work environments that conform to them are unlikely to receive radiation doses that exceed the primary guides. The purpose of the present report is to set forth derived guides that are consistent with current Federal radiation protection guidance. They are intended to serve as the basis for regulations setting upper bounds on the inhalation and ingestion of, and submersion in, radioactive materials in the workplace. The report also includes tables of exposure-to-dose conversion factors, for general use in assessing average individual committed doses in any population that is adequately characterized by Reference Man. 38 refs.},
doi = {10.2172/6294233},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {9}
}