NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search
Comparison of ICRP 30 models to newer models.
Allen-D; Neton-JW; Elliot-LJ
Occupational Radiation Protection: Protecting Workers Against Exposure to Ionizing Radiation: Proceedings of an International Conference on Occupational Radiation Protection - Protecting Workers against Exposure to Ionizing Radiation, Geneva, Switzerland, August 26-30, 2002. Vienna, Austria: International Atomic Energy Agency, Publication CN-91, 2003 Jul; :568-571
To estimate the probability of causation in an occupational radiation exposure compensation program, it is necessary to reconstruct the dose for the tissue or organ that was diagnosed with a primary cancer. Since the United States regulatory bodies use ICRP 30 recommendations for internal dosimetry, it was unclear whether ICRP 30 or the more current recommendations of the ICRP should be used. Since the Energy Employees Occupational illness Compensation Program evaluates the radiogenic origin of a cancer by using probability of causation methods, the annual dose rather than the committed dose is required to correctly associate the dose with a particular cancer. With that in mind, the ICRP 30 and the newer ICRP 66/67 models were compared to evaluate any differences between the two models. This paper compares differences in calculated annual doses delivered to several organs over a period of 50 years as a result of inhalation exposures as a function of both intake and uptake. The major factors that contribute to the observed differences is discussed.
Radiation-monitoring; Exposure-levels; Occupational-health; Cancer; Nuclear-energy; Nuclear-radiation; Occupational-exposure; Radiation-effects; Radiation-exposure; Exposure-assessment; Radiation-measurement; Radiation-injury; Decision-making; Disease-incidence; Dose-response; Employee-exposure; Inhalants; Inhalation-studies; Respiratory-system-disorders
Occupational Radiation Protection: Protecting Workers Against Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division