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Exposure Due to Radionuclides in Food Other Than During a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency

Considerations in Implementing Requirement 51 of IAEA General Safety Requirements Part 3 (International Basic Safety)


English IAEA-TECDOC-2011 ¦ 978-92-0-140122-9

60 pages ¦ 5 figures ¦ € 18.00 ¦ Date published: 2022

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This publication is intended to support regulatory bodies, policy makers and others with responsibilities relating to the management of exposures where radionuclides are, or could be, present in food, but it excluding nuclear or radiological emergencies. It has been developed in collaboration with and is jointly sponsored by the FAO and WHO. Its focus is therefore on technical considerations for the implementation of Requirement 51 of Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards, IAEA Safety Standards Series no. GSR Part 3, in the area of food safety. In particular this publication provides a proposed approach for the management of radionuclides in food for consideration in implementing Requirement 51 in GSR Part 3. The publication will be of practical value to all those with roles in food safety or radiation protection.

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Radionuclides, Food, Radiological Emergency, Radioisotopes, Radioactive Substances, Radioactive Contamination of Food, FAO, WHO, Radiation Protection, Food Safety, Regulatory Bodies, Management, Requirement 51 of GSR Part 3, Preparedness and Response, Radiation Safety, Reference Levels, Dose Distribution, Exposure Pathways, Individual Doses, Food Trade, Dietary Intake Studies, Dose Assessment, Exceedance, Guidance Level, Optimization, Justification, Monitoring Programmes, Dietary Surveys, National Authorities, Monitoring Programmes

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