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Radionuclides Biokinetics Database

Objective

The overall aim of this Concerted Action is to improve the reliability of assessments of intakes of radionuclides and of the resulting doses delivered either to workers or, in the case of accidental releases to the environment, to the general public. Using an existing database, the Group will collate, analyse and enter in the database information from the literature on experimental studies relating to the biokinetics of compounds of radionuclides and fission products o f importance for occupational exposure. This will concern different ways of intake such as inhalation, injection, ingestion and wounds. Attention will also be focused on providing expert advice and guidance on methodology to people involved in radiation protection programmes.

The objective of this Concerted Action is to achieve a review of the biokinetic behaviour of selected radionuclides in the chemical forms that are currently encountered in facilities within the EU, following their entry into the human body by any route. This work will provide strong support for the International Commission on Radiological Protection by providing the literature reviews, which are essential for the development of the new biokinetic models that are required for the forthcoming revision of Publications 30, 54 and 78 on radiation doses to workers. The main emphasis will be on exposure to materials encountered in the industry. Data will be analysed following a common methodology, and then entered into an existing database for inhaled materials, which will be broadened to include biokinetic data following entry into the body through ingestion, injection, or wounds.

Coordinator

NATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION BOARD
Address

OX11 0RQ Didcot,harwell,chilton
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

AEA TECHNOLOGY PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Harwell 551
OX11 0RA Didcot,harwell,chilton
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address

91680 Bruyeres-le-chatel
EUROPEAN LATE EFFECTS PROJECT GROUP
Belgium
Address
Avenue E. Plasky 144
1040 Bruxelles
GSF-RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
Germany
Address
Ingolstaeder Landstrasse 1
85764 Oberschleissheim
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
Address
Rue Auguste Lemaire
92262 Fontenay Aux Roses
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Nobels Vaeg, 13
171 77 Stockholm
UNIVERSITY OF WALES CARDIFF
United Kingdom
Address
Park Place, Main Building
CF10 3TB Cardiff