2(26) 2011

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Vitte P. M.

NEW INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR THE THRESHOLD OF OCCUPATIONAL LENS IRRADIATION

SI «Institute for Occupational Health of NAMS of Ukraine», Kiev

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Actuality. The paper highlights recent international achievements of the group of authors of three scientific institutes, with the leading «Institute for Occupational Health of NAMS of Ukraine» among them, concerning standardization of occupational and general human irradiation. Purpose. To present information on grounding the Statement, approved by the International Commission on Radiation Protection, on toughening the threshold of occupational doses for lens irradiation and other human organs and tissues. Results.The International Commission on Radiation Protection (ICRP) reviewed the results of recent epidemiological evidence, thoroughly analyzed the obtained data and approved the Statement on April 21, 2011 on decreasing the threshold of the irradiation dose for the lens of the eye. By such decision the Commission, in fact, has changed international standards on radiation safety, as they are tightly interrelated. Assessment. The presented results provide for the basis for changing national standards for radiation safety in Ukraine.

Key words: decrease of the threshold dose for the lens, International standards on radiation safety

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