Lessons learned from the Eurados survey on individual monitoring data and internal dose assessments of foreigners exposed in Japan following the Fukushima Daiichi NPP accident

M. A. Lopez, P. Fojtík, D. Franck, J. Osko, U. Gerstmann, C. Scholl, Anne Laure Lebacq, B. Breustedt, L. del Risco Norrlid

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European Radiation Dosimetry Group e.V. (EURADOS) survey on individual monitoring data and dose assessment has been carried out for 550 foreigners returning home after being exposed in Japan to intakes of radionuclides (mainly 131I, 132I, 132Te, 134Cs and 137Cs) as a consequence of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP accident. In vivo and in vitro measurements were performed in their respective countries at an early stage after that accident. Intakes of radionuclides were detected in 208 persons from Europe and Canada, but the committed effective dose E(50) was below the annual dose limit for the public (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-406
JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2016

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