The estimation of absorbed dose rates for non-human biota: an extended intercomparison

Jordi Vives i Batlle, Beaugelin-Seiller Karine, Beresford Nick, Copplestone David, Horyna Jan, Hosseini Ali, Johansen Matthew, Kamboj Sunita, Keum D.-K., Kurosawa N., Newsome Laura, Geert Olyslaegers, Hildegarde Vandenhove, Ryufuku Susumu, Vives Lynch Sandra, Wood Mike, Yu Charlie

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    This paper reports an exercise to compare 10 dose to biota approaches for the calculation of unweighted whole-body absorbed dose rates. The exercise covers 74 radionuclides and five of the ICRP’s Reference Animals and Plants, or RAPs (duck, frog, flatfish egg, rat and elongated earthworm), selected to cover a range of body sizes, dimensions and exposure scenarios. Results were analyzed using a non-parametric method requiring no specific hypotheses about the statistical distribution of data.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)231-251
    JournalRadiation and Environmental Biophysics
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 26 Apr 2011

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