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IMPACT ON PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Dose

DEFINITIONS OF LEVELS FOR A SINGLE EXPOSED PERSON — 'THE MINIMUM LEVELS'

 

This summary shows the definitions for each of the levels. These are levels that would apply if only a single person was exposed. Hence, they are referred to in the Manual as the 'minimum level' for a given exposure.

 

The occurrence of a lethal deterministic effect

or

The likely occurrence  of a lethal deterministic effect as a result of whole body exposure leading to an absorbed dose of the order of a few Gy

 

The occurrence or likely occurrence of a non-lethal deterministic effect

or

Exposure leading to an effective dose greater than ten times the statutory annual whole body dose limit for workers

 

Exposure of a worker in excess of statutory annual limits

or

Exposure of a member of the public leading to an effective dose in excess of 10 mSv

 

Exposure of a worker in excess of dose constraints

or

Exposure of a member of the public in excess of statutory annual limits