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External dose reconstruction under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program.
Merwin-SE; Taulbee-TD; Smith-MH; Stewart-DN
Health Phys 2003 Jun; 84(Suppl):S212
42 CFR Part 82 prescribes methods for radiation dose reconstruction under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. A key element of the dose reconstruction process is the determination of external doses. Such doses may have been received from external exposure to photons, neutrons, or electrons; radiation sources that must be considered include sources within the facilities at which the energy employee worked, onsite ambient radiation, and occupational medical x-ray procedures. Information on radiation doses is obtained from personal monitoring device data, if available, or from other sources such as survey instrument data, co-worker data, or dose rate calculations based on source term data. "Organ-specific doses are calculated depending on cancer type, with appropriate corrections applied to account for the type and capability of the monitoring devices, the energy of the radiation, and the exposure geometry. Potential missed doses and uncertainties are two key factors that impact the reconstructed dose and the calculated probability of causation.
Dose-response; Occupational-exposure; Cancer; Exposure-assessment; Radiation-exposure; Radiation-measurement; Nuclear-energy; Nuclear-radiation; Data-processing; Electron-radiation; Neutron-radiation; Radiation-facilities; Environmental-factors; X-ray-analysis; Medical-monitoring; Emission-sources; Work-environment; Job-analysis; Information-systems
Dade Moeller and Associates, 1845 Terminal Drive, Richland, W A 99352
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Dade Moeller and Associates, Richland, Washington
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