[ RadSafe ] Exposure limits in Europe & Denmark

Mora Cañadas Juan Carlos jc.mora at ciemat.es
Mon Apr 20 03:20:25 CDT 2009

Good monday Thomas.

In general, for Europe, effective dose limit for members of the public is defined to be 1 mSv  in a year, but in special circumstances may be authorized a higher value in a single year, while the average in 5 consecutive years is 1 mSv per year.

Additionally, the limit of equivalent dose for the lens of the eye is 15 mSv in a year and the limit for the skin 50 mSv in a year.

Moreover, member states can establish more restrictive limits that those, e.g. some contries does not accept a dose higher than 1 mSv per year in any circunstances, removing the second part. And also constraints are usually applied as the regulator fix for each installation (usually fixed as 0.3 mSv per year for nuclear  installations and for the public).

I hope this could help you. But may be you should get a copy of the danish radiation protection law.

Juan Carlos.
Juan Carlos Mora Cañadas
Unidad de Protección Radiológica del Público y del Medio Ambiente
CIEMAT - Edificio 3, Planta 0, Despacho 18.
Avda. Complutense, 22
28040 Madrid
Tlf.           91.346.66.83
Fax.         91.346.61.21

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De: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] En nombre de Thomas P Johnston
Enviado el: viernes, 17 de abril de 2009 15:14
Para: radsafe at radlab.nl
Asunto: [ RadSafe ] Exposure limits in Europe & Denmark

Good Friday morning to All,

Question: does anyone know what the dose limits are for Europe, and Denmark in particular?

We have frequent visitors and would like to know.

And good afternoon to my friends in Europe. Hello Franz!


Thomas Johnston

Health Physicist

NIST Center for Neutron Research


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