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Main Title Proposed guidance on dose limits for persons exposed to transuranium elements in the general environment : summary report.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Radiation Programs. Criteria and Standards Division.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Criteria and Standards Division,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 520/4-77-016
Stock Number PB-290 314
OCLC Number 03803580
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Transuranium elements--Threshold limit values ; Radiation--Dosage ; Transuranium elements in the body
Additional Subjects Radiation effects ; Radiation dosage ; Transuranium elements ; Health physics ; Guidelines ; Radiation tolerance ; Public health ; Americium ; Curium ; Plutonium ; Exposure ; Contamination ; Dose rate ; Lung ; Bones ; Soils ; Air ; National government ; Humans ; Recommendations ; Protection ; Respiration ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Criteria ; Risk ; Implementation ; Economic analysis ; Maximum permissible exposure ; Dose limits ; Agencies ; Health risks ; Environmental health
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 520/4-77-016 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 05/21/1999
EKBD  EPA-520/4-77-016 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/15/2011
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 520-4-77-016 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 520-4-77-016 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/14/2015
ERAD  EPA 520/4-77-016 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/16/2012
NTIS  PB-290 314 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 241 pages in various pagings : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The proposed guidance is addressed to Federal agencies and contains recommendations intended to assure protection of the public health by limiting the radiation doses persons may receive from transuranium elements present in the environment as a result of existing or possible future unplanned contamination. The guidance considers both the inhalation and ingestion pathway of transuranium elements to humans and would establish a maximum dose rate to lung and bone for members of the general population. Agencies implementing the guidance would be required to estimate dose rates to persons from measured air and/or soil concentration levels. Based on available environmental measurements, nearly all the land outside the boundaries of existing contaminated sites is below the levels specified in the guidance and little or no remedial actions would probably be required to achieve compliance.
Issued Sept. 1977. Includes bibliographical references.