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Appeared in Year: 2018

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As per ICRP recommendation the radiation dose to the whole population from all sources additional to the natural background should not exceed: (July)

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Choice (4) Response

a.

5 rems over a period of 30 years

b.

3 rems over a period of 30 years

c.

3 rems over a period of 10 years

d.

5 rems over a period of 20 years

Answer

a.

Explanation

  • X rays were discovered in the year 1895, one year later of this discovery many scientists quoted about the harmful effects due to high exposure of X rays.

  • Thus a dire need was felt to establish a committee (ICRP) which could formulate policies and give recommendations on using radiations for the welfare of the community.

  • In the year 1925 the first International Congress was held in London. ICRP stands for International Commission on Radiological Protection. It came into existence in the year 1928.

  • As per ICRP recommendation the radiation dose to the whole population from all sources additional to the natural background should not exceed 5 rems over a period of 30 years.

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