Radiation protection guidelines for the skin

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With the exception of the function of cells in the skin associated with immunocompetence nonstochastic effects have been well characterized and threshold doses are known with a precision appropriate for setting radiation protection standards. A dose limitation of 0.5 Sv per year and a working lifetime dose limit of 20 Sv should protect the worker population adequately and therefore, the current protection standards are quite adequate. The risk estimate for skin cancer is very dependent on the selection of the projection model and on the mortality rate assumed. Based on the relative risk model, a mortality rate of 0.2% and ... continued below

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Fry, R.J.M. January 1, 1989.

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With the exception of the function of cells in the skin associated with immunocompetence nonstochastic effects have been well characterized and threshold doses are known with a precision appropriate for setting radiation protection standards. A dose limitation of 0.5 Sv per year and a working lifetime dose limit of 20 Sv should protect the worker population adequately and therefore, the current protection standards are quite adequate. The risk estimate for skin cancer is very dependent on the selection of the projection model and on the mortality rate assumed. Based on the relative risk model, a mortality rate of 0.2% and summing risks for both UVR exposed and shielded skin the risk is about twice (1.94/10{sup {minus}4} Sv{sup {minus}1}) that which ICRP derived in 1977. With the absolute model the risk is considerably less, about 0.5/10{sup {minus}4} Sv{sup {minus}1}. 47 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

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NTIS, PC A03/MF A01; OSTI; INIS; GPO Dep.

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  • EULEP symposium, Brussels (Belgium), 13 Sep 1989

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  • Report No.: CONF-8909206-1
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5512827
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1092533

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Fry, R.J.M. Radiation protection guidelines for the skin, article, January 1, 1989; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1092533/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.