Research and analysis

The development of a methodology to assess population doses from multiple sources and exposure pathways of radioactivity

The report investigates the provision of a methodology for routine assessment and reporting of total radiation doses received by members of the public.


The Development of a Methodology to Assess Population Doses from Multiple Sources and Exposure Pathways of Radioactivity

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The Environment Agency has new duties in accordance with the Basic Safety Standards Directive under which it is required to ensure that doses to individuals received from exposure to anthropogenic sources of radioactivity are within defined limits. In order to assess compliance with these requirements, the Environment Agency needs to assess the doses to members of the most highly exposed population groups (‘critical’ groups) from all relevant potential sources of anthropogenic radioactivity and all relevant potential exposure pathways to such radioactivity.

Published 24 June 2005