BIO Web Conf.
Volume 14, 2019The 12th International Conference on the Health Effects of Incorporated Radionuclides (HEIR 2018)
|Number of page(s)||2|
|Section||Dosimetry and Dose Assessment: Oral presentations|
|Published online||07 May 2019|
Effective dose coefficients for inhaled radon and its progeny: ICRP’s approach
Public Health England. Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Chilton, Didcot Oxon. OX11 0RQ, UK ; PH (+44) 1235 831600 ; FAX (+44) 1235 833891
2 Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
3 Commissioner at ASN, Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, Montrouge, France
* Corresponding author: James.Marsh@phe.gov.uk
The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) has recently published three reports on radon exposure: (i) Publication 115 on lung cancer risks from radon and radon progeny , (ii) Publication 126 on radiological protection against radon exposure  and (iii) Publication 137 on Occupational Intakes of Radionuclides (OIR), Part 3 . The latter document gives doses coefficients for the inhalation of radon, thoron and their airborne progeny as well as recommendations for their use for the protection of workers. As with all other radionuclides, the effective dose coefficients are calculated with ICRP reference biokinetic and dosimetric models. Sufficient information and dosimetric data are given so that site-specific dose coefficients can be calculated based on measured aerosol parameter values.
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