[ RadSafe ] Banana Equivalent Dose - erroneous?

shima shima at piments.com
Fri Mar 25 21:52:18 CDT 2011

Mike, thanks for the reply.

this is what I would expect to be the case.

Maybe some of the other professionals that follow the list will be able 
to point me to some doc on how to use the doses in FGR #11 , I guess 
many will be off-line for the weekend now.

thanks for your help.

best regards.

On 03/25/11 19:51, McNaughton, Michael wrote:
> Shima
> To the best of my knowledge, FGR #11 is not applicable in this case. However, I don't know of any documentation.
> Mike McNaughton
> mcnaught at lanl.gov
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> Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Banana Equivalent Dose - erroneous?
> The main question I am seeking to clarify is:
> does this mean that applying the dose given in FGR #11 for K-40 is
> incorrect in this case?
> Is using the dose from exposure to K-40 given in FGR #11 valid in the
> case of ingestion of a large mass (circa 500mg) of a natural mix of
> potassium isotopes.
> In particular any ref to any documentation explaining whether or not
> this is correct use of the dose tables would be most helpful
> best regards.
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