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ICRP sets special dose limits for the skin (500 mSv/y for workers; 50 mSv/y for the general public) and eyes (150 mSv/y for workers; 15 mSv/y for the general public) so that deterministic effects are prevented. Special dose limits are not necessary for other organs since the limit for stochastic effects of 20 mSv/y (for workers) automatically prevents deterministic effects on other organs. Next to cancer, the most common image of the effects of radiation is the creation of mutations. Massive damage leads to cell death.
3 mm for the lens of the eye). 07) and Hp(10). Hp(10), which is the personal dose equivalent at a 10-mm depth, is used to provide an estimate of the effective dose that avoids both underestimation and excessive overestimation. 07) is used to estimate the equivalent dose to skin. 3 Radiation Units A detailed description of all the units that are used in various areas related to radiation and their relations can be found in NCRP Report 82 . 3 summarizes the units that are used most frequently in measuring ionizing radiation and radiation dose.
Therefore, the gaseous effluents released by the stack and the plant’s dozen secondary outlets are monitored continuously. 3 Kyshtym On September 29, 1957, a chemical explosion took place at Kyshtym in a storage tank containing 250 m3 of high-level radioactive waste, generated as a result of plutonium production operations . The explosion has been attributed to the ignition of an acetate-nitrate concentrate following the failure of a crude cooling system. 4 × 1017 Bq of activity to the atmosphere.