ANNUAL RADIATION DOSE LIMITS

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The Federal and State limits on radiation exposure are:


  • Occupational Exposure Limits
    • Total effective dose equivalent (TEDE) = 5,000 mrem (5 rem), and no individual organ dose (TODE) greater than 50,000 mrem (50 rem)
    • Skin and extremities (SDE) = 50,000 mrem (50 rem)
    • Exception: Lens of eye (LDE) = 15,000 mrem (15 rem)
    • Embryo/Fetus (of radiation worker) 500 mrem (0.5 rem) for gestation period
  • Non-Occupational Exposure Limits
    • Member of the General Public = 100 mrem (0.1 rem)


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