Volume 60. 1990 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection - Users' Edition

1st Edition

Annals of the ICRP Volume 21/1-3

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Table of Contents

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.

Introduction. The biological effects of ionising 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 assessment of the effectiveness of a system of protection.

The System of Protection for Proposed and Continuing Practices.

Types of exposure. The application of the system of protection. The system of protection in occupational exposure. The system of protection in medical exposure. The system of protection in public exposure. Potential exposures. Interactive situations.

The System 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.

Responsibility and authority. The recommendations of the Commission. Regulatory requirements. Management requirements. The assessment of doses. Compliance with the intended standard of protection. Emergency planning. Exclusion and exemption from regulatory control.

Summary of Recommendations. Subject Index.


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