Radiation Detriment Calculation Methodology

Draft document: Radiation Detriment Calculation Methodology
Submitted by Jozef Sabol, Dr, Department of Crisis Management PACR in Prague
Commenting on behalf of the organisation

My principal comments to the draft of the ICRP Radiation Detriment Calculation Methodology are as follows:

  • The present ICRP system of radiation protection quantities are inconsistent and too difficult to understand by those officers who are responsible to take care of radiation protection at workplaces;
  • My objections can demonstrate on two  quantities, namely equivalent dose for skin and bone surfaces, where it is obvious that something is wrong;
  • In order to assess the detriment to both skin and bone surface, we have to determine the organ dose in these tissues or organs;
  • To do so we need to know what is the mass of each of these organs, only then we may be able to estimate the organ dose;
  • Only when the organ dose is known, one can get the equivalent dose by multiplying it by the relevant radiation weighting factor;
  • I just wonder what mass of the skin or bone surfaces should be considered for this purpose;
  • Here I can see a lot of inconsistencies and problems.