ICRP Publication 45: Quantitative Bases for Developing a Unified Index of Harm
Annals of the ICRP Volume 15/3Edited By
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In 1977, the International Commission on Radiological Protection issued ICRP Publication 27, "Problems Involved in Developing an Index of Harm". That report discussed the difficulties of making an appropriate comparison of radiation and other effects and suggested a quantitative index to take account of the length of life or full activity lost as a result of occupational causes. This new report substantially extends the scope of ICRP Publication 27, by including new data on occupational accident risks as well as a consideration of radiation-induced non-fatal cancers, non-stochastic effects and hereditary detriment. An appendix discussing assessments of detriment in sections of the general public due to exposure to ionising radiation is also included.
For all those concerned with health and safety at work, and those who have a specific interest in radiation protection and quantitative assessment of the risks arising from exposure to ionising radiation.
International Commission on Radiological Protection
Published: January 1986
- Statement from the 1985 Paris meeting of the International Commission on Radiological Protection. Introduction. Occupational injuries. Industrial diseases. Effects of exposure to radiation. Comparisons between radiation and other occupational risks. Conclusions. Appendix. References. Sources of information on national rates of occupational injury and illness.