Derived intervention levels for radionuclides in food : guidelines for application after widespread radioactive contamination resulting from a major radiation accident
AbstractMeets the need for guidance in managing the public health problems posed by widespread contamination of food and drinking-water following a major nuclear accident. Intended to help national authorities introduce appropriate protective measures, the book presents guidelines for the calculation and application of derived intervention levels below which action to reduce or avoid the potential health detriment would not be justified. Guideline values are specific to the problems created when substantial releases of radionuclides spread to regions far from the accident site. Calculated guideline values are presented for seven food groups and for drinking-water, with separate guideline values given for infants on a milk diet. The book also offers guidance in calculating the cost-benefit of countermeasures, country-by-country tabulations of food consumption data, and an elaboration of factors that can influence the distribution of radiation dose in a mixed population. The book concludes with sample calculations for determining situation-specific derived intervention levels
World Health Organization. (1988). Derived intervention levels for radionuclides in food : guidelines for application after widespread radioactive contamination resulting from a major radiation accident. Geneva : World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/40421
Descriptionara published by: Damascus : Atomic Energy Commission
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