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Report No. 093 - Ionizing Radiation Exposure of the Population of United States (1987)

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Report No. 93 (1987) provides an assessment of the average exposure of members of the United States population from all sources of ionizing radiation. This is a comprehensive statement on the total exposure of members of the United States population from all sources on the basis of a common unit, the effective dose equivalent. Considered are six main source categories: natural radiation, occupational (radiation workers), nuclear fuel cycle, consumer products, miscellaneous environmental sources, and medical diagnosis and therapy. For each of these sources, the product of the estimated number of people exposed and the average effective dose equivalent received from that source is expressed as the collective dose from that source. The collective dose from each source is then divided by the entire United States population to obtain the contribution from that source to the average effective dose equivalent for a member of the United States population.
Scientific Committee:
W.K. Sinclair, Chairman

S.J. Adelstein
M.W. Carter
J.H. Harley
D.W. Moeller
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