Inter-comparison of absorbed dose rates for non-human biota

J. Vives i Batlle, M. Balonov, K. Beaugelin-Seiller, N.A. Beresford, J Brown, J-J. Cheng, D. Copplestone, M. Doi, V. Filistovic, V. Golikov, J. Horyna, A. Hosseini, B.J. Howard, S.R. Jones, S. Kamboj, A. Kryshev, T. Nedveckaite, Geert Olyslaegers, G. Pröhl, T. SazykinaA. Ulanovsky, S. Vives Lynch, T. Yankovich, C. Yu, Hildegarde Vandenhove, Lieve Sweeck

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    A number of approaches have been proposed to estimate the exposure of non-human biota to ionizing radiation. This paper reports an inter-comparison of the unweighted absorbed dose rates for the whole organism (compared as dose conversion coefficients, or DCCs) for both internal and external exposure, estimated by 11 of these approaches for selected organisms from the Reference Animals and Plants geometries as proposed by the International Commission on Radiological Protection. Inter-comparison results indicate that DCCs for internal exposure compare well between the different approaches, whereas variation is greater for external exposure DCCs. The intercomparison demonstrated that all participating approaches to biota dose calculation are reasonably comparable, despite a range of different assumptions being made.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)349-373
    JournalRadiation and Environmental Biophysics
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 5 Jul 2007

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