Radiation Risks in Man and the Rationale for the ICRP System of Dose Limitation
The object of the present lecture is to give an outline of the general philosophy on which current evaluation of radiation protection problems is founded. In doing so I shall be following the basic concepts developed by the ICRP in their publication 26 edited in 1977 and in order to make them easier to a non specialized audience, I will also make reference to another publication of the ICRP bearing the number 27 which is an essential tool for interpreting Publication 26. I will also cite some data derived from UNSCEAR Report 1977, where risk estimates in man are very thouroughly analyzed.
KeywordsRadiation Protection Radiation Risk Global Risk Somatic Effect ICRP Publication
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