Toward improved ionizing radiation safety standards.

  title={Toward improved ionizing radiation safety standards.},
  author={Otto G. Raabe},
  journal={Health physics},
  volume={101 1},
Ionizing radiation safety standards developed by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) during the past 50-plus years have provided guidance for effective protection of workers and the public from the potentially harmful effects of exposure to ionizing radiation, including cancer. Earlier standards were based primarily on radiation dose rate to organs of the body. More recent recommendations have calculated cancer risk as a function of cumulative dose using a linear no… CONTINUE READING