Table 11232 Maximum Permissible Dose Equivalent For Occupational Exposure

Combined whole body occupational exposure Prospective annual limit Retrospective annual limit Long-term accumulation Skin Hands Forearms

Other organs, tissues and organ systems Fertile women (with respect to fetus) Dose limits for the public, or occasionally exposed individuals: Individual or occasional Students Population dose limits Genetic Somatic

Emergency dose limits—Life saving: Individual (older than 45, if possible) Hands and forearms Emergency dose limits—Less urgent: Individual

Hands and forearms Family of radioactive patients: Individual (under age 45) Individual (over age 45)

5 rems in any one year

10-15 rems in any one year

15 rems in any one year

75 rems in any one year (25/qtr)

30 rems in any one year (10/qtr)

15 rems in any one year (5/qtr)

0.5 rem in gestation period

0.5 rem in any one year 0.1 rem in any one year

0.17 rem average per year 0.17 rem average per year

100 rems

200 rems, additional (300 rems, total)

25 rems 100 rems, total

0.5 rems in any one year 5 rems in any one year

Reprinted from National Committee on Radiation Protection (NCRP), 1975, Review of the current state of radiation protection philosophy. NCRP Publication No. 43.

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