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Ionising radiation

Environmental Radioactivity - Medicine - Occupational Radiation Protection - Nuclear Hazards Defence

Ionisierende Strahlung

Procedure of Incorporation Monitoring

For the handling of sources of ionising radiation, dose limits for the workers have been laid down in the German Radiation Protection Ordinance (Strahlenschutzverordnung - StrlSchV). For the effective dose this value is 20 mSv per year. When handling open radioactive substances, the body dose can be composed of external and/or internal radiation exposure, depending on working conditions, the chemical form of the used substances and the type of radionuclides.

Stewardess in aircraft

Monitoring of aircrews

Cosmic radiation contributes to radiation exposure of man, in particular at high altitudes. Pilots and flight attendants may receive annual effective doses that are comparable to doses received at workplaces where ionising radiation is used or radioactive sources are handled. For this reason, the European Council Directive 96/29 EURATOM requires dose monitoring for aircraft crew members

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