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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 68-71

Emergency exposure situations: An update

Ex-Radiation Safety Systems Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0464.169372

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International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) publication 103 (2007) provided the basic recommendations on radiological protection to cover all radiation exposure situations. It has provided dose limits, dose constraints, and reference levels for use in such situations. Based on these recommendations, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in its revised basic safety standards (BSS, 2014), provided generic requirements and guidance levels for use by the operators, radiation protection professionals, and the regulators. However, these are generic in nature, and national regulatory authorities are required to decide on the levels for use in their own emergency preparedness and response plans as appropriate: This article just updates the present scenario for emergency exposure situations. The information/material provided in this paper is extracted from the documents listed in the references. For detailed information required for any medical/legal purposes, the readers are expected to refer to the original documents, ICRP-103 (2007) and IAEA-BSS-2014.

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