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Latest Publications

Publication Title
ICRP Publication 147Use of Dose Quantities in Radiological Protection
ICRU Report 95 (joint with ICRP)Operational Quantities for External Radiation Exposure
ICRP 2019 ProceedingsFREE! Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection
ICRP Publication 146Radiological Protection of People and the Environment in the Event of a Large Nuclear Accident
ICRP Publication 145Adult Mesh-type Reference Computational Phantoms
ICRP Publication 144Dose Coefficients for External Exposures to Environmental Sources
ICRP Publication 143Paediatric Computational Reference Phantoms
ICRP Publication 142Radiological Protection from Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) in Industrial Processes
ICRP Publication 141Occupational Intakes of Radionuclides: Part 4
ICRP Publication 140Radiological Protection in Therapy with Radiopharmaceuticals


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ICRP 2017 Proceedings Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection
ICRP Publication 139 Occupational Radiological Protection in Interventional Procedures
ICRP Publication 138 Ethical Foundations of the System of Radiological Protection
ICRP Publication 137 Occupational Intakes of Radionuclides: Part 3
ICRP Publication 136 Dose Coefficients for Non-human Biota Environmentally Exposed to Radiation
ICRP Publication 135 Diagnostic Reference Levels in Medical Imaging
ICRP Fukushima Proceedings Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Fukushima Dialogue Initiative
ICRP Publication 134 Occupational Intakes of Radionuclides: Part 2
ICRP Publication 133 The ICRP Computational Framework for Internal Dose Assessment for Reference Adults: Specific Absorbed Fractions
ICRP Publication 132 Radiological Protection from Cosmic Radiation in Aviation
ICRP 2015 Proceedings Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection
ICRP Publication 131 Stem Cell Biology with Respect to Carcinogenesis Aspects of Radiological Protection
ICRP Publication 130 Occupational Intakes of Radionuclides: Part 1
ICRP Publication 129 Radiological Protection in Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
ICRP Publication 128 Radiation Dose to Patients from Radiopharmaceuticals: A Compendium of Current Information Related to Frequently Used Substances
ICRP 2013 Proceedings Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection
ICRP Publication 127 Radiological Protection in Ion Beam Radiotherapy
ICRP Publication 126 Radiological Protection against Radon Exposure
ICRP Publication 125 Radiological Protection in Security Screening
ICRP Publication 124 Protection of the Environment under Different Exposure Situations
ICRP Publication 123 Assessment of Radiation Exposure of Astronauts in Space
ICRP Publication 122 Radiological Protection in Geological Disposal of Long-lived Solid Radioactive Waste
ICRP Publication 121 Radiological Protection in Paediatric Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
ICRP Publication 120 Radiological Protection in Cardiology
ICRP 2011 Proceedings Proceedings of the First ICRP Symposium on the International System of Radiological Protection
ICRP Publication 119 Compendium of Dose Coefficients based on ICRP Publication 60
ICRP Publication 118 ICRP Statement on Tissue Reactions / Early and Late Effects of Radiation in Normal Tissues and Organs Threshold Doses for Tissue Reactions in a Radiation Protection Context
ICRP Publication 117 Radiological Protection in Fluoroscopically Guided Procedures outside the Imaging Department
ICRP Publication 116 (joint with ICRU) Conversion Coefficients for Radiological Protection Quantities for External Radiation Exposures
ICRP Publication 115 Lung Cancer Risk from Radon and Progeny and Statement on Radon
ICRP Publication 114 Environmental Protection: Transfer Parameters for Reference Animals and Plants
ICRP Publication 113 Education and Training in Radiological Protection for Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures
ICRU Report 84 (joint with ICRP) for purchase Reference Data for the Validation of Doses from Cosmic-Radiation Exposure of Aircraft Crew
ICRP Publication 112 Preventing Accidental Exposures from New External Beam Radiation Therapy Technologies
ICRP Publication 111 Application of the Commission's Recommendations to the Protection of People Living in Long-term Contaminated Areas after a Nuclear Accident or a Radiation Emergency
ICRP Publication 110 (joint with ICRU) Adult Reference Computational Phantoms
ICRP Publication 109 Application of the Commission's Recommendations for the Protection of People in Emergency Exposure Situations
ICRP Publication 108 Environmental Protection - the Concept and Use of Reference Animals and Plants
ICRP Publication 107 Nuclear Decay Data for Dosimetric Calculations
ICRP Publication 106 Radiation Dose to Patients from Radiopharmaceuticals - Addendum 3 to ICRP Publication 53
ICRP Publication 105 Radiological Protection in Medicine
ICRP Publication 104 Scope of Radiological Protection Control Measures
ICRP Publication 103 (Users Edition) 2007 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (Users Edition)
ICRP Publication 103 The 2007 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection
ICRP Publication 102 Managing Patient Dose in Multi-Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT)
ICRP Supporting Guidance 5 Analysis of the Criteria Used by the ICRP to Justify the Setting of Numerical Protection Level Values
ICRP Publication 101b The Optimisation of Radiological Protection - Broadening the Process
ICRP Publication 101a Assessing Dose of the Representative Person for the Purpose of the Radiation Protection of the Public
ICRP Publication 100 Human Alimentary Tract Model for Radiological Protection
ICRP Publication 99 Low-dose Extrapolation of Radiation-related Cancer Risk
ICRP Publication 98 Radiation Safety Aspects of Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer using Permanently Implanted Sources
ICRP Publication 97 Prevention of High-dose-rate Brachytherapy Accidents
ICRP Publication 96 Protecting People against Radiation Exposure in the Event of a Radiological Attack
ICRP Supporting Guidance 4 Development of the Draft 2005 Recommendations of the ICRP - A Collection of Papers
ICRP CD3 Database for Dose Coefficients: Doses to Infants from Mothers' Milk
ICRP Publication 95 Doses to Infants from Ingestion of Radionuclides in Mothers' Milk
ICRP Publication 94 Release of Patients after Therapy with Unsealed Radionuclides
ICRP Publication 93 Managing Patient Dose in Digital Radiology
ICRP Publication 92 Relative Biological Effectiveness (RBE), Quality Factor (Q), and Radiation Weighting Factor (wR)
ICRP Publication 91 A Framework for Assessing the Impact of Ionising Radiation on Non-human Species
ICRP Publication 90 Biological Effects after Prenatal Irradiation (Embryo and Fetus)
ICRP Publication 89 Basic Anatomical and Physiological Data for Use in Radiological Protection Reference Values
ICRP Supporting Guidance 3 Guide for the Practical Application of the ICRP Human Respiratory Tract Model
ICRP Supporting Guidance 2 Radiation and your patient - A Guide for Medical Practitioners
ICRP CD2 Database of Dose Coefficients: Embryo and Fetus
ICRP Publication 88 Doses to the Embryo and Fetus from Intakes of Radionuclides by the Mother
ICRP Publication 87 Managing Patient Dose in Computed Tomography
ICRP Publication 86 Prevention of Accidents to Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy
ICRP Publication 85 Avoidance of Radiation Injuries from Medical Interventional Procedures
ICRP Publication 84 Pregnancy and Medical Radiation
ICRP Publication 83 Risk Estimation for Multifactorial Diseases
ICRP Publication 82 Protection of the Public in Situations of Prolonged Radiation Exposure
ICRP Publication 81 Radiation protection recommendations as applied to the disposal of long-lived solid radioactive waste
ICRP Publication 80 Radiation Dose to Patients from Radiopharmaceuticals (Addendum to ICRP Publication 53)
ICRP Publication 79 Genetic Susceptibility to Cancer
ICRP Publication 78 Individual Monitoring for Internal Exposure of Workers (preface and glossary missing)
ICRP Publication 77 Radiological Protection Policy for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
ICRP Publication 76 Protection from Potential Exposures - Application to Selected Radiation Sources
ICRP Publication 75 General Principles for the Radiation Protection of Workers
ICRP Publication 74 Conversion Coefficients for use in Radiological Protection against External Radiation
ICRP Publication 73 Radiological Protection and Safety in Medicine
ICRP CD1 Database of Dose Coefficients: Workers and Members of the Public
ICRP Publication 72 Age-dependent Doses to the Members of the Public from Intake of Radionuclides - Part 5 Compilation of Ingestion and Inhalation Coefficients
ICRP Publication 71 Age-dependent Doses to Members of the Public from Intake of Radionuclides - Part 4 Inhalation Dose Coefficients
ICRP Publication 70 Basic Anatomical & Physiological Data for use in Radiological Protection - The Skeleton
ICRP Publication 69 Age-dependent Doses to Members of the Public from Intake of Radionuclides - Part 3 Ingestion Dose Coefficients
ICRP Publication 68 Dose Coefficients for Intakes of Radionuclides by Workers
ICRP Publication 67 Age-dependent Doses to Members of the Public from Intake of Radionuclides - Part 2 Ingestion Dose Coefficients
ICRP Publication 66 Human Respiratory Tract Model for Radiological Protection
ICRP Publication 65 Protection Against Radon-222 at Home and at Work
ICRP Publication 64 Protection from Potential Exposure - A Conceptual Framework
ICRP Publication 63 Principles for Intervention for Protection of the Public in a Radiological Emergency
ICRP Publication 62 Radiological Protection in Biomedical Research
ICRP Supporting Guidance 1 Risks Associated with Ionising Radiations
ICRP Publication 61 Annuals Limits on Intake of Radionuclides by Workers Based on the 1990 Recommendations
ICRP Publication 60 (Users Edition) 1990 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection
ICRP Publication 60 1990 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection
ICRP Publication 59 The Biological Basis for Dose Limitation in the Skin
ICRP Publication 58 RBE for Deterministic Effects
ICRP Publication 57 Radiological Protection of the Worker in Medicine and Dentistry
ICRP Publication 56 Age-dependent Doses to Members of the Public from Intake of Radionuclides - Part 1
ICRP Publication 55 Optimization and Decision Making in Radiological Protection
ICRP Publication 54 Individual Monitoring for Intakes of Radionuclides by Workers
ICRP Publication 53 Radiation Dose to Patients from Radiopharmaceuticals
ICRP Publication 52 Protection of the Patient in Nuclear Medicine (and Statement from the 1987 Como Meeting of ICRP)
ICRP Publication 51 Data for Use in Protection against External Radiation
ICRP Publication 50 Lung Cancer Risk from Exposures to Radon Daughters
ICRP Publication 49 Developmental Effects of Irradiation on the Brain of the Embryo and Fetus
ICRP Publication 48 The Metabolism of Plutonium and Related Elements
ICRP Publication 47 Radiation Protection of Workers in Mines
ICRP Publication 46 Principles for the Disposal of Solid Radioactive Waste
ICRP Publication 45 Developing a Unified Index of Harm
ICRP Publication 44 Protection of the Patient in Radiation Therapy
ICRP Publication 43 Principles of Monitoring for the Radiation Protection of the Population
ICRP Publication 42 A Compilation of the Major Concepts and Quantities in Use by ICRP
ICRP Publication 41 Nonstochastic Effects of Ionizing Radiation
ICRP Publication 40 Protection of the Public in the Event of Major Radiation Accidents - Principles for Planning
ICRP Publication 39 Principles for Limiting Exposure of the Public to Natural Sources of Radiation
ICRP Publication 38 Radionuclide Transformations - Energy and Intensity of Emissions
ICRP Publication 37 Cost-Benefit Analysis in the Optimization of Radiation Protection
ICRP Publication 36 Protection against Ionizing Radiation in the Teaching of Science
ICRP Publication 35 General Principles of Monitoring for Radiation Protection of Workers
ICRP Publication 34 Protection of the Patient in Diagnostic Radiology
ICRP Publication 33 Protection against Ionizing Radiation from External Sources Used in Medicine
ICRP Publication 32 Limits for Inhalation of Radon Daughters by Workers
ICRP Publication 31 Biological Effects of Inhaled Radionuclides
ICRP Publication 30 (Supplement B to Part 3) Limits for Intakes of Radionuclides by Workers
ICRP Publication 30 (Supplement A to Part 3) Limits for Intakes of Radionuclides by Workers
ICRP Publication 30 (Supplement to Part 2) Limits for Intakes of Radionuclides by Workers
ICRP Publication 30 (Supplement to Part 1) Limits for Intakes of Radionuclides by Workers
ICRP Publication 30 (Part 4) Limits for Intakes of Radionuclides by Workers: An Addendum
ICRP Publication 30 (Part 3) Limits for Intakes of Radionuclides by Workers
ICRP Publication 30 (Part 2) Limits for Intakes of Radionuclides by Workers
ICRP Publication 30 (Part 1) Limits for Intakes of Radionuclides by Workers
ICRP Publication 30 (Index) Limits for Intakes of Radionuclides by Workers
ICRP Publication 29 Radionuclide Release into the Environment - Assessment of Doses to Man
ICRP Publication 28 Principles for Handling Emergency and Accidental Exposures of Workers
ICRP Publication 27 Problems Involved in Developing an Index of Harm
ICRP Publication 26 Recommendations of the ICRP
ICRP Publication 25 The Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal of Unsealed Radionuclides in Hospitals and Medical Research Establishments
ICRP Publication 24 Radiation Protection in Uranium and Other Mines
ICRP Publication 23 Report on the Task Group on Reference Man
ICRP Publication 22 Implications of Commission Recommendations that Doses be Kept as Low as Readily Achievable
ICRP Publication 21 Data for Protection Against Ionizing from External Sources - Supplement to ICRP Publication 15
ICRP Publication 20 Alkaline Earth Metabolism in Adult Man
ICRP Publication 19 The Metabolism of Compounds of Plutonium and other Actinides
ICRP Publication 18 The RBE for High-LET Radiations with Respect to Mutagenesis
ICRP Publication 17 Protection of the Patient in Radionuclide Investigations
ICRP Publication 16 Protection of the Patient in X-ray Diagnosis
ICRP Publication 15 Protection against Ionizing Radiation from External Sources
ICRP Publication 14 Radiosensitivity and Spatial Distribution of Dose
ICRP Publication 13 Radiation Protection in Schools for Pupils up to the Age of 18 Years
ICRP Publication 12 General Principles of Monitoring for Radiation Protection of Workers
ICRP Publication 11 A Review of the Radiosensitivity of the Tissues in Bone
ICRP Publication 10A The Assessment of Internal Contamination Resulting from Recurrent Prolonged Uptakes
ICRP Publication 10 Evaluation of Radiation Doses to Body Tissues from Internal Contamination due to Occupational Exposure
ICRP Publication 9 Recommendations of the ICRP
ICRP Publication 8 The Evaluation of Risks from Radiation
ICRP Publication 7 Principles of Environmental Monitoring related to the Handling of Radioactive Materials
ICRP Publication 6 Recommendations of the ICRP
ICRP Publication 5 Handling and Disposal of Radioactive Materials in Hospitals and Medical Research Establishments
ICRP Publication 4 Protection Against Electromagnetic Radiation above 3 MeV and Electrons, Neutrons and Protons
ICRP Publication 3 Protection Against X-Rays up to 3 MeV and Beta- and Gamma Rays from Sealed Sources
ICRP Publication 2 Permissible dose for internal radiation
ICRP Publication 1 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection
1959 Decisions 1959 Decisions
1956 Recommendations 1956 Report on Amendments during 1956 to the 1954 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection
1954 Recommendations 1954 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection
1950 Recommendations 1950 International Recommendations on Radiological Protection
1937 Recommendations 1937 International Recommendations for X-ray and Radium Protection
1934 Recommendations 1934 International Recommendations for X-ray and Radium Protection
1931 Recommentations The work of the International X-ray Unit Committee and the International X-ray and Radium Protection Commission during the III International Congress of Radiology in Paris 1931
1928 Recommendations 1928 International Recommendations for X-ray and Radium Protection


ICRP Statements

Statement Published in
Statement from the 2011 Seoul meeting ICRP website
ICRP Publication 118 (p.p. 11-12)
Statement from the 2009 Porto meeting ICRP website
ICRP Publication 115 (p.p. 61-64)
Statement from the 1989 Paris Meeting ICRP Publication 55 (p.p. i-iii)
Statement from the 1987 Como Meeting ICRP Publication 52 (p.p. i-v)-At end of book
• Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection, 1987, Vol. 7, No. 4, p.p. 189-192
• Physics in Medicine and Biology, 1988, Vol. 33, No. 1, p.p. 165-169
Statement from the 1987 Washington Meeting ICRP Publication 51 (p.p. i-iii)-At end of book
• Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection, 1987, Vol.7, No.3, p.p. 136-137
• Physics in Medicine and Biology, 1987, Vol. 32, No.10, p.p. 1355-1357
Statement from the 1985 Paris Meeting ICRP Publication 26* (p.p. 79-80)
ICRP Publication 45 (p.p. i-ii)
• Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection, 1985, Vol. 5, No. 2, p.p. 87-88
• Physics in Medicine and Biology, 1985, Vol. 30, No.8, p.p. 863-864
Statement from the 1984 Stockholm Meeting ICRP Publication 26* (p.p. 75-77)
ICRP Publication 40 (p.p. i-iii)
• British Journal of Radiology, 1984 ,Vol. 57, No. 683, p.p. 1040-1041
• Physics in Medicine and Biology, 1984, Vol. 29, No. 11, p.p. 1441-1442
Statement from the 1983 Washington Meeting ICRP Publication 26* (p.p. 67-73),
ICRP Publication 39 (p.p. i-vii)
• Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection, 1983, Vol. 3, No. 4, p.p. 32-36
• Corrigendum from Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection, 1984, Vol. 3, No. 4, p.p. 38
Statement and Recommendations on Radiological Protection from 1980 Brighton Meeting ICRP Publication 26* (p.p. 61-65)
ICRP Publication 30 Part 2-Very front of publication (page number not available)
• British Journal of Radiology, 1980, Vol. 53, No. 632, p.p. 816-818
Statement From the 1978 Stockholm Meeting ICRP Publication 26* (p.p. 57-60)
ICRP Publication 28 -Very front of publication (page number not available)



* There have been 5 versions of a printed copy of ICRP Publication 26, since the original issuance in 1977. Of these, the version cited above was printed in 1987 and contains all ICRP statements made prior to 1985.