||Proposed guidance on dose limits for persons exposed to transuranium elements in the general environment : summary report.
||United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Radiation Programs. Criteria and Standards Division.
|| Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Criteria and Standards Division,
Transuranium elements--Threshold limit values. ;
Transuranium elements in the body.
Radiation effects ;
Radiation dosage ;
Transuranium elements ;
Health physics ;
Radiation tolerance ;
Public health ;
Dose rate ;
National government ;
Economic analysis ;
Maximum permissible exposure ;
Dose limits ;
Health risks ;
||OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC
||Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC
||Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||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.