WIT Press


EDEN: Software To Calculate The Dose Rate Of Energy For The Non-human Biota, Due To The Presence Of Radionuclides In The Environment

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ENV040091

Volume

69

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

423 kb

Author(s)

K. Beaugelin-Seiller, F. Jasserand, J. Garnier-Laplace & J.C. Gariel

Abstract

The current increasing interest of the main international organizations involved in the nuclear field in the protection of the environment from ionising radiation indicates that, in the near future, risk assessors will be confronted with the necessity to take this category of stressors into account in their evaluations. However, contrary to the chemical field, no consensus nor recognized methodology exists today to calculate a radiation risk for the environment. Like for humans, part of this calculation consists of a radiological dose assessment, to determine the quantity of energy deposited in any organism due to its exposure to the radiation. For humans, dose coefficients have been establi

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