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Abstract

The emphasis in radiological protection has long been on the protection of workers and the public from articificial sources radiation in medicine and industry, for example, and radioactivity from nuclear processes. This circumstance has shaped the views of those engaged in radiological protection, those who implement and are affected by it, and those who merely observe and comment: a consensus has been established that human exposures to such sources should be severely limited. The recent development of standards for protection against radon daughters in homes has attracted attention to natural sources. A degree of ambivalence is evident in reactions to this circumstance: some welcome the standards, others are hesitant; some judge them too slack, others too strict; some feel they provide perspective on artificial exposures, others that they are a distraction.

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Authors: O'RIORDAN M C NATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION BOARD, CHILTON, UK SINNAEVE J CEC-BRUXELLES LOWDER W M ENVIRONMENTAL MEASUREMENTS LABORATORY, NEW YORK, USA , NATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION BOARD, CHILTON, UK;CEC-BRUXELLES;ENVIRONMENTAL MEASUREMENTS LABORATORY, NEW YORK, USA
Bibliographic Reference: FOURTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE NATURAL RADIATION ENVIRONMENT, LISBOA, DEC. 7-11, 1987, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG-XIII/A2, BP 1907, MENTIONING PAPER ORA 33886 E
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Record Number: 1989126094100 / Last updated on: 1989-05-01
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