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Field and Bioassay Indicators for Internal Dose Intervention Therapy

Carbaugh, Eugene H.

doi: 10.1097/01.HP.0000258922.82544.32
Articles: Operational Topic

Guidance is presented that is used at the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Site to identify the potential need for medical intervention in response to intakes of radioactivity. The guidance, based on ICRP Publication 30 models and committed effective dose equivalents of 20 mSv and 200 mSv, is expressed as numerical workplace measurements and derived first-day bioassay results for large intakes. It is used by facility radiation protection staff and on-call dosimetry support staff during the first few days following an intake.

* Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, MSIN B1-60, Richland, WA 99352.

Guidance for considering dose reduction therapy following intakes of radioactivity is presented.

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