The system of radiological protection

  • Alan Martin
  • Samuel A. Harbison


The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) was established by the second International Congress of Radiology (ICR) in 1928. Since its inception, the ICRP has been the one internationally recognized body responsible for recommending values of dose limits for exposure to ionizing radiation. Most of the national legislation relating to exposure to radiation is based on the recommendations of the ICRP.


Dose Limit Stochastic Effect Radiological Protection Deterministic Effect Permissible Dose 
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  1. The publications of the International Commission on Radiological Protection, Pergamon Press. The ICRP has issued a number of publications which include both recommendations and reports prepared by specific task groups. Of particular importance are the following publicationsGoogle Scholar
  2. Publication 23: Reference man: anatomical, physiological and metabolic characteristics.Google Scholar
  3. Publication 60: Recommendations of the ICRP.Google Scholar
  4. Publication 61: Annual limits of intake of radionuclides by workers based on the 1990 Recommendations.Google Scholar

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© Alan Martin and Samuel A. Harbison 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Martin
    • 1
  • Samuel A. Harbison
    • 2
  1. 1.Alan Martin AssociatesLeatherhead, SurreyUK
  2. 2.Nuclear Installations InspectorateLondonUK

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