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Report on emergency exposure to external radiation

Abstract

The Medical Research Council has continued a study of the effects on the health of persons in the neighbourhood of atomic energy installations should there be a release of radioactive material as a result of fires or other incidents. The Council's Committee on Protection against Ionizing Radiations has already reported (Medical Research Council, 1959) on the maximum permissible dietary contamination for iodine 131, strontium 89, strontium 90 and caesium. 137, since it was considered that for the members of the public normally resident in the area affected ingestion of contaminated food would generally be the limiting source of hazard after any such accident and that intake by inhalation, or radiation from the exterior, would become of importance only in rather special circumstances The present report deals with the problem of exposure from the exterior, namely, from external sources of beta and gamma radiation. This exposure might be derived from two sources, one of relatively short duration from the passage of a cloud of radioactive material, the other of longer duration from deposited material.
Authors:
Pochin, E E; Rock Carling, Ernest; Court Brown, W M [1] 
  1. Medical Research Council, Committee on Protection against Ionizing Radiations, London (United Kingdom); and others
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1960
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
INIS-XA-N-258
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 10 refs; Refs, figs, tabs; Presented to Parliament by the Lord President of the Council and Minister for Science by Command of Her Majesty; 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; DOSE LIMITS; EXTERNAL IRRADIATION; ICRP; MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE DOSE; MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE EXPOSURE; RADIATION PROTECTION; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; RECOMMENDATIONS
OSTI ID:
20685333
Research Organizations:
Medical Research Council, Westminster, London (United Kingdom)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA04N2885004437
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 146-151
Announcement Date:
Jan 21, 2006

Citation Formats

Pochin, E E, Rock Carling, Ernest, and Court Brown, W M. Report on emergency exposure to external radiation. IAEA: N. p., 1960. Web.
Pochin, E E, Rock Carling, Ernest, & Court Brown, W M. Report on emergency exposure to external radiation. IAEA.
Pochin, E E, Rock Carling, Ernest, and Court Brown, W M. 1960. "Report on emergency exposure to external radiation." IAEA.
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title = {Report on emergency exposure to external radiation}
author = {Pochin, E E, Rock Carling, Ernest, and Court Brown, W M}
abstractNote = {The Medical Research Council has continued a study of the effects on the health of persons in the neighbourhood of atomic energy installations should there be a release of radioactive material as a result of fires or other incidents. The Council's Committee on Protection against Ionizing Radiations has already reported (Medical Research Council, 1959) on the maximum permissible dietary contamination for iodine 131, strontium 89, strontium 90 and caesium. 137, since it was considered that for the members of the public normally resident in the area affected ingestion of contaminated food would generally be the limiting source of hazard after any such accident and that intake by inhalation, or radiation from the exterior, would become of importance only in rather special circumstances The present report deals with the problem of exposure from the exterior, namely, from external sources of beta and gamma radiation. This exposure might be derived from two sources, one of relatively short duration from the passage of a cloud of radioactive material, the other of longer duration from deposited material.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1960}
month = {Dec}
}