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Radiation Protection and Regulations

  • Gopal B. Saha

Abstract

Since the discovery of radioactivity, there has been a tremendous increase in the use of radionuclides for various purposes. At the same time, radiation hazards also have increased considerably. To minimize radiation hazards, international and national organizations have been established to set guidelines for the safe handling of radioactive materials. As mentioned in Chapter 14, the ICRP and the NCRP are two such organizations. They set guidelines for all radiation workers to follow in handling radiation. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) adopts many of these recommendations into regulations for implementing radiation protection programs in the United States. At present, the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, 10CFR20 contains major radiation protection guidelines applicable in the United States. This document incorporates advances in science and new concepts of radiation protection and includes all principal recommendations of the ICRP. 10CFR35 contains regulations related to medical use of radiation, as set by the NRC.

Keywords

Radiation Protection Radioactive Material Effective Dose Equivalent Radiation Worker Transport Index 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gopal B. Saha
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  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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