Implication of new CEC recommendations for individual monitoring for external radiation doses to the skin and the extremities

P. Christensen, H.W. Julius, T.O. Marshall

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    Abstract

    A drafting group consisting of the above authors has assisted the CEC in revising the CEC document Technical Recommendations for Monitoring the Exposure to Individuals to External Radiation, EUR 5287, published in 1975. The paper highlights sections of the revised version relating particularly to irradiation of the skin and the extremities and focusses on problems connected to exposure to weakly penetrating radiations. Concepts of individual monitoring for external radiation exposures to the skin of the whole body and to the extremities are discussed and guidance is given as regards dose quantities and dosemeter calibration procedures. A method of quantifying the overall accuracy of the dose measurements as a result of the various uncertainty components connected with the dosimetry system is suggested and requirements on the accuracy of the dose measurements complying with the ICRP requirements on overall accuracy for individual monitoring are specified. Moreover, implications of the accuracy requirements for the design and type testing of the dosemeter are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
    Volume39
    Pages (from-to)91-94
    ISSN0144-8420
    Publication statusPublished - 1991
    EventWorkshop on Skin Dosimetry: Radiological Protection, Aspects of Skin Irradiation - Dublin, Ireland
    Duration: 13 May 199115 May 1991

    Workshop

    WorkshopWorkshop on Skin Dosimetry: Radiological Protection, Aspects of Skin Irradiation
    CountryIreland
    CityDublin
    Period13/05/199115/05/1991

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