The maximally exposed individual--comparison of maximum likelihood estimation of high quantiles to an extreme value estimate.

Abstract

The dose to human and nonhuman individuals inflicted by anthropogenic radiation is an important issue in international and domestic policy. The current paradigm for nonhuman populations asserts that if the dose to the maximally exposed individuals in a population is below a certain criterion (e.g., <10 mGy d(-1)) then the population is adequately protected… (More)