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Title: Radiological Dose Assessment - Nonuniform Skin Dose, Radioactive Skin Contamination, and Multiple Dosimetry

Radioactive skin contamination with {beta}- and {gamma}-emitting radionuclides may result in biologically significant absorbed doses to the skin. A specific exposure scenario of interest is a nonuniform skin dose delivered by {beta}- and {gamma}-emissions from radioactive skin contamination. The United States Department of Energy requires a formal evaluation and reporting of nonuniform skin doses. The United States Department of Energy also requires specific, formal procedures for evaluating the results from the placement or use of multiple dosimeters. Action levels relative to potential absorbed doses for the contamination survey instrumentation in use at Los Alamos and formal procedures for evaluating nonuniform skin doses and multiple dosimeters are developed and presented here.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
9447
Report Number(s):
LA-13587-MS
TRN: AH200124%%375
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Mar 1999
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH) (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; CONTAMINATION; DOSEMETERS; DOSIMETRY; EVALUATION; LOS ALAMOS; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOISOTOPES