ICRP Publication 60: 1990 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection
Annals of the ICRP Volume 21/1-3By
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The International Commission on Radiological Protection issued its last basic recommendations in 1977. The recommendations have been used widely throughout the world to limit exposure of both radiation workers and members of the public to ionising radiations. Supplementary statements to the 1977 recommendations were issued when necessary by the Commission, but developments in the last few years have made it necessary to issue a completely new set of recommendations, officially adopted in November 1990. In publishing these recommendations, the Commission has had three aims in mind: to take account of new biological information and of trends in the setting of safety standards; to improve the presentation of the recommendations; and to maintain as much stability in the recommendations as is consistent with the new information. The recommendations are set out in the form of a main text supported by annexes. The main text contains all the recommendations, together with sufficient explanatory material to make clear the underlying reasoning for policy makers. The supporting annexes contain more detailed scientific information on specific points for specialists.
For regulatory and advisory agencies at regional, national and international levels; management bodies with responsibilities for radiological protection; professional staff used as advisers; and individuals, such as radiologists, who have to make decisions about the use of ionising radiation.
International Commission on Radiological Protection
Published: April 1991
...can be regarded as an indispensible desk reference for radiation protection officers and medical physicists
B Shapiro, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, European Journal of Radiology, 1992
This publication will be of great importance for future legislative work in the field of radiation protection by all national health authorities.
Lars Persson, International Digest of Health Legislation, 1992
This 'Users' Edition' of the latest recommendatins of the ICRP is a new departure for the Commission and will prove an invaluable aid for those working in the regulatory reference to the recommenddations... The 'Users' Edition' includes an extensive index which will enable the reader to identify easily all paragraphs relevant to a particular topic. This will prove particularly useful to those involved in applying the new dosimetric quantities and concepts, such as dose constraint and practices... 'Users' Edition', It is highly recommended and the reviewer anticipates that most copies will become well thumbed on a very short timescale.
H. Macdonald, 1993
- Chapter headings and selected sections: Introduction.
The history of the Commission. The development of the Commission's recommendations. The aims of this report. The scope of the Commission's recommendations.
Quantities Used in Radiological Protection.
Introduction. Basic dosimetric quantities. Subsidiary dosimetric quantities. Other quantities.
Biological Aspects of Radiological Protection.
The biological effects of ionizing radiation. The concept of detriment. Quantitative estimates of the consequences of radiation exposures. Tissue weighting factors.
The Conceptual Framework of Radiological Protection.
The basic framework. The system of radiological protection. Radiological protection in proposed and continuing practices. Radiological protection by intervention.
The System of Protection for Proposed and Continuing Practices.
Types of exposure. The applicaton of the system of protection. The system of protection in occupational exposure. Potential exposures.
The Systems of Protection in Intervention.
The basis of intervention in public exposure. Situations in which remedial action may be needed. Accidents and emergencies.
Implementation of the Commission's Recommendations.
The recommendations of the Commission. Regulatory requirements. Compliance with the intended standard of protection. Management requirements.
Summary of Recommendations. Annex A: Quantities Used in Radiological Protection. Annex B: Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation. Annex C: Bases for Judging the Significance of the Effects of Radiation. Annex D: List of the Commission's Publications.