Collective dose

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An expression for the aggregate radiation dose incurred by a population defined as the product of the number of individuals exposed to a source and their average radiation dose. The collective dose is expressed in man-sieverts (man-Sv) and is intended solely as an instrument in the optimisation of radiological protection.

(Adapted from ICRP Publication 129, 2015)

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