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Occupational exposure to radiation in the United Kingdom and its contribution to the genetically effective dose

Abstract

It is now the common practice in the United Kingdom for persons who are exposed occupationally to ionizing radiations to be subjected to continuous individual monitoring in order to ensure that the doses that they receive from sources external to the body do not exceed the levels which are regarded as acceptable. In the operation of large-scale monitoring services such as are provided by the Radiological Protection Service (R.P.S.) and by the establishments of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (U.K.A.E.A.) there is no satisfactory alternative to the use of photographic film, bearing in mind such aspects as simplicity, reliability, accuracy, cheapness, ease of postal transmission of the films in the special holders, and availability of a durable record of the dose received. The Radiological Protection Service provides a film badge service which is widely used by industry. This organization also provides film badges for about one-third of the occupationally exposed persons in National Health Service hospitals; for the remaining hospital workers the majority of establishments undertake their own monitoring arrangements. The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority provides its own film badge services for all exposed workers. It is the purpose of this report to summarize the information obtained by  More>>
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1960
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
INIS-XA-N-258
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 6 refs, 3 tabs; Presented to Parliament by the Lord President of the Council and Minister for Science by Command of Her Majesty, December 1960; Related Information: In: The hazards to man of nuclear and allied radiations. A second report to the Medical Research Council, 163 pages.
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; GENETIC RADIATION EFFECTS; GENETICALLY SIGNIFICANT DOSE; HEALTH HAZARDS; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; RADIATION HAZARDS
OSTI ID:
20685330
Research Organizations:
Medical Research Council, Westminster, London (United Kingdom)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA04N2882004434
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 120-128
Announcement Date:
Jan 23, 2006

Citation Formats

Binks, W, and Marley, W G. Occupational exposure to radiation in the United Kingdom and its contribution to the genetically effective dose. IAEA: N. p., 1960. Web.
Binks, W, & Marley, W G. Occupational exposure to radiation in the United Kingdom and its contribution to the genetically effective dose. IAEA.
Binks, W, and Marley, W G. 1960. "Occupational exposure to radiation in the United Kingdom and its contribution to the genetically effective dose." IAEA.
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title = {Occupational exposure to radiation in the United Kingdom and its contribution to the genetically effective dose}
author = {Binks, W, and Marley, W G}
abstractNote = {It is now the common practice in the United Kingdom for persons who are exposed occupationally to ionizing radiations to be subjected to continuous individual monitoring in order to ensure that the doses that they receive from sources external to the body do not exceed the levels which are regarded as acceptable. In the operation of large-scale monitoring services such as are provided by the Radiological Protection Service (R.P.S.) and by the establishments of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (U.K.A.E.A.) there is no satisfactory alternative to the use of photographic film, bearing in mind such aspects as simplicity, reliability, accuracy, cheapness, ease of postal transmission of the films in the special holders, and availability of a durable record of the dose received. The Radiological Protection Service provides a film badge service which is widely used by industry. This organization also provides film badges for about one-third of the occupationally exposed persons in National Health Service hospitals; for the remaining hospital workers the majority of establishments undertake their own monitoring arrangements. The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority provides its own film badge services for all exposed workers. It is the purpose of this report to summarize the information obtained by the R.P.S. and the U.K.A.E.A. regarding the doses received by occupationally exposed persons. The total genetically effective dose received by the population from occupational exposure is also compared with that received from natural background radiation. This report also summarizes the measurements made by the R.P.S. and the U.K.A.E.A. to check the internal contamination of the body in cases where radioactivity has been ingested or inhaled.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1960}
month = {Dec}
}