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Dose received by radiation workers in Australia, 1991

Abstract

Exposure to radiation can cause genetic defects or cancer. People who use sources of radiation as part of their employment are potentially at a greater risk than others owing to the possibility of their being continually exposed to small radiation doses over a long period. In Australia, the National Health and Medical Research Council has established radiation protection standards and set annual effective dose limits for radiation workers in order to minimise the chance of adverse effects occurring. These standards are based on the the recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP 1990). In order to ensure that the prescribed limits are not exceeded and to ensure that doses are kept to a minimum, some sort of monitoring is necessary. The primary purpose of this report is to provide data on the distribution of effective doses for different occupational categories of radiation worker in Australia. The total collective effective dose was found to be of the order of 4.9 Sv for a total of 34750 workers. 9 refs., 16 tabs., 6 figs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1994
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
ARL/TR-116
Reference Number:
SCA: 560101; PA: AIX-26:069594; EDB-95:138345; ERA-20:030819; NTS-96:007128; SN: 95001471555
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jul 1994
Subject:
56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; AUSTRALIA; RADIATION DOSES; AGE GROUPS; PERSONNEL DOSIMETRY; STATISTICAL DATA
OSTI ID:
110588
Research Organizations:
Australian Radiation Lab., Melbourne, VIC (Australia)
Country of Origin:
Australia
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0157-1400; Other: ON: DE96602643; TRN: AU9514646069594
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE96602643
Submitting Site:
AUN
Size:
43 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Morris, N D. Dose received by radiation workers in Australia, 1991. Australia: N. p., 1994. Web.
Morris, N D. Dose received by radiation workers in Australia, 1991. Australia.
Morris, N D. 1994. "Dose received by radiation workers in Australia, 1991." Australia.
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title = {Dose received by radiation workers in Australia, 1991}
author = {Morris, N D}
abstractNote = {Exposure to radiation can cause genetic defects or cancer. People who use sources of radiation as part of their employment are potentially at a greater risk than others owing to the possibility of their being continually exposed to small radiation doses over a long period. In Australia, the National Health and Medical Research Council has established radiation protection standards and set annual effective dose limits for radiation workers in order to minimise the chance of adverse effects occurring. These standards are based on the the recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP 1990). In order to ensure that the prescribed limits are not exceeded and to ensure that doses are kept to a minimum, some sort of monitoring is necessary. The primary purpose of this report is to provide data on the distribution of effective doses for different occupational categories of radiation worker in Australia. The total collective effective dose was found to be of the order of 4.9 Sv for a total of 34750 workers. 9 refs., 16 tabs., 6 figs.}
place = {Australia}
year = {1994}
month = {Jul}
}