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In general, biokinetic data and occupational exposure limits for radionuclides recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection have been derived for pure compounds. However, workers in the nuclear industry may be exposed to actinides in a wide range of chemical forms, often in association with other radioactive or inactive materials. This can substantially influence their retention characteristics in the lung, gut and other tissues. In these circumstances procedures are needed for assessing the radiological consequences of exposure, for deriving suitable limits on intake and for interpreting whole body monitoring and bioassay data. The proceedings cover practical problems related to potential sources of exposure to uranium, plutonium and the higher actinides. Emphasis is placed on applying the results of experimental measurements in the development of site or material specific limits on intake and in assessing the toxicity of actinides. Attention is given to the development of dosimetric models and includes reports on the ICRP Task Group on lung modelling and the Task Group on modelling and scaling to man. Also included are reports on the management of exposed persons and on the analysis of autopsy tissues for improving bioassay data and whole body monitoring results.

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Authors: GERBER G B, CEC, Bruxelles (BE);STATHER J, CEC, Bruxelles (BE);METIVIER H (EDITORS), CEC, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12087 EN (1989) 397 pp.
Availability: Available from Nuclear Technology Publishing, PO Box No 7, Ashford, Kent (GB)
ISBN: ISSN 0144-8420
Record Number: 198910492 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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