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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 have also increased considerably. To minimize radiation hazards, international and national organizations have been established to set guidelines for the safe handling of radioactive materials. The International Committee on Radiation Protection (ICRP) and the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (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. The 10CFR20 has been revised, and the revision will be effective as of January 1, 1994. This revision incorporates advances in science and new concepts of radiation protection and includes all principal recommendations of the ICRP.

Keywords

Radiation Protection Radioactive Material Nuclear Regulatory Commission Effective Dose Equivalent Radioactive Waste Disposal 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

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

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