Normas básicas internacionales de seguridad para la protección contra la radiación ionizante y para la seguridad de las fuentes de radiación

Colección seguridad No. 115

Subject Classification: 0609-Radiation protection

Spanish STI/PUB/996; (ISBN:92-0-300397-5); 366 pp.; 0 figures; € 78.50; Date Published: 1997

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These Standards, co-sponsored by FAO, ILO, OECD/NEA. PAHO and WHO, are based on assessments of the biological effects of irradiation made by the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, and on the recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection and the International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group. The Standards represent an international consensus on qualitative and quantitative requirements for protection and safety for: planned practices such as nuclear power generation and the use of radiation and radioactive materials in medicine and industry; intervention in existing situations such as chronic exposure to natural sources of radiation or exposure following an accident; control of radiation sources, including notification and authorization, and criteria for exemption. Consensus guidance is also given on: occupational radiation protection; protection of patients in radiography, fluoroscopy, computer tomography, mammography and nuclear medicine; protection of members of the public from exposure to radioactive materials released to the environment; prevention of incidents giving rise to potential exposures; and intervention in a radiological emergency. Contents: Preamble: Principles and fundamental objectives; Principal requirements: 1. General requirements; 2. Requirements for practices; 3. Requirements for intervention. Appendices: Detailed requirements: Occupational exposure; Medical exposure; Public exposure; Potential exposure: Safety of sources; Emergency exposure situations; Chronic exposure situations; Schedules: Exemptions; Dose limits; Guidance levels of dose, dose rate and activity for medical exposure; Dose levels at which intervention is expected to be undertaken under any circumstances; Guidelines for intervention levels and action levels in emergency exposure situations; Guidelines for action levels in chronic exposure situations; Glossary; Index.

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