Radiation protection of workers requires optimisation to keep radiation exposure as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). This requirement applies to external and internal radiation exposures. However, relatively few efforts have been directly devoted to implementing the ALARA approach for internal exposures.
In many situations in industries involving natural radioactivity, internal contamination by inhalation is potentially the most significant exposure pathway. Exposure situations differ with respect to work place conditions and radionuclides involved. In SMOPIE the characterisation of these situations will be carried out in a number of case studies. They will describe real exposure situations and will be carried out with the full co-operation of industrial partners.
The case studies will provide the basis for recommended monitoring strategies and methods for optimising internal exposure in a wide range of exposure situations.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
92263 Fontenay Aux Roses
3197 KK Rotterdam - Botlek
LS16 6RW Leeds
4380 AK Vlissingen
CF10 2DX Cardiff