The NCRP Considerations on Levels of Negligible Risk

  • Charles B. Meinhold
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Risk Analysis book series (CIRA, volume 2)


NCRP’s Committee 1, under the chairmanship of George Casarett, has approached the de minimis question from the standpoint of risk. In the document approved by the council there is a recognition that even with the prudent assumption of a linear relationship between risk and dose, there must exist a risk and its attendant dose that is negligible (NCRP 1987).


Annual Risk Natural Risk Negligible Risk Fatality Risk Natural Background Radiation 
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  1. H. L. Adler and A. M. Weinberg, “An Approach to Setting Radiation Standards,” Health Physics, 34, 710–720, (June 1978).Google Scholar
  2. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, Recommendations on Limits for Exposure to Ionizing Radiation, NCRP Report 91 (June 1, 1987 ), Bethesda, Maryland.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles B. Meinhold
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  1. 1.Safety and Environmental Protection DivisionBrookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA

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